When announcement was first made in 1923 that Mary Brooks Picken of the Woman’s Institute had developed a new plan by which an attractive dress could be made in an hour, it aroused tremendous interest among women everywhere. Some doubted that such an achievement was possible, until the dress was made in a public demonstration in the Grand Central Palace, New York, in 34 minutes, a fact recorded in the New York newspapers and attested to by officials of the National Merchandise Fair.
The simple dressmaking system developed by Mary Picken is just as relevant today as it was in 1924. Whether you are trying to create a 1920’s dress, sew a flapper dress costume, learn dressmaking, looking for inspiration, or a fashion student – you will get something from this book.
CONTENTS of the Ebook:
Introduction – Making a Dress in an Hour
Step One – Take Your Measurements
Step Two – Divide the Material
Step Three – Cut Out Belt and Skirt
Step Four – Cut Out the Blouse
Step Five – Bind Neck and Sleeves
Step Six – Join the Blouse and Skirt
Step Seven – Complete the Skirt
Step Eight – Complete the Blouse
Step Nine – Make the Belt
Step Ten – Finish the Dress
Variations of the One Hour Dress
Other Variations Shown in This Book