Woman's Institute Library of Dressmaking: Sewing Materials; Textiles, Laces, Embroideries and Findings, Shopping Hints, Mending, Household Sewing, Trade and Sewing Terms

By: Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

Price: $25.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Near Fine


Volume 1 of the Woman's Institute Library of Dressmaking. Original publisher's blue cloth binding with gilt lettering on the spine. 6" x 9." 243 pages, complete. Black and white illustrations, complete. Pages and covers are very clean and intact overall. Back cover has a dampstain. Gilt lettering is a bit faded. A Near Fine copy. A reference book for dressmaking. Preface: "This book is arranged for the convenience and ready reference of students, homemakers, and dressmakers, giving historical information, description and uses of laces, textiles, embroiders, and findings, and showing their values, purposes, and uses in dressmaking work. It is not enough to know how to cut and fit garments unless one knows how to complete them artistically by using the proper materials for the need or the occasion. Detailed illustrations and instruction are given for the mending of practical, every-day garments, as this work is required in the average home. In the study of this part of the text, it will be evident that thrift and economy have been prominently considered. To mend well is not only an economy but one of the womanly arts that have come down through the ages, few women considering themselves too distinguished to do their own mending. Information is given for household sewing, including the making of draperies, bed coverings, scarfs, and art needlework, as well as the miscellaneous articles that a housewife may need to mend, remodel, or replace. A dictionary of trade and sewing terms completes the volume. By a careful study of this part, fashion news will be more easily and more accurately interpreted and the vocabulary of the modiste and the fashion writer will be better understood. A mystery often surrounds dressmaking work, which some persons attribute to the terms used. To make all such words, clear, and to provide a ready reference for those interested in dressmaking work, this dictionary of trade and sewing terms is supplied."

Title: Woman's Institute Library of Dressmaking: Sewing Materials; Textiles, Laces, Embroideries and Findings, Shopping Hints, Mending, Household Sewing, Trade and Sewing Terms

Author Name: Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

Categories: Antiques and Home Decorating, Sports and Hobbies, Women,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: Scranton, PA, Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences: 1923

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 021239

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