Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Making Dresses, 1947 Style

I was recently wandering through a thrift shop when I came across this gem:





What a fun book this is! The last copyright date is 1947. It is only 49 pages long, and is surprisingly filled with a wealth of information. It covers everything from a step-by-step procedure in making a dress, to doing simple tailoring, and sewing for infants and children. It only cost me $1.00; and even if the information wasn't worthwhile (which it is), it would have been entirely worth it simply for the illustrations:







2 comments:

Melissa said...

Thrift shops are a lot of fun and you can find some pretty neat stuff if you look. I never thought about it, but it would be fun to make a dress from that time period for a contra dance or something.

Kelly said...

How cool! Those are the neatest things!

Have a very lovely weekend!

In His Joy,
Kelly
www.thebarefootmama.com