PDF Reproduction - early 1930s - Weldon's Modern Bride - vintage bridal fashion


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This listing is for a PDF reproduction of the very rare Weldon's Modern Bride booklet, which was part of their series of transfer catalogs. (The original copy of this book was in very rough condition, so it has been carefully digitally restored; the original pages were black and white, so I have attempted to retain their fine detail--please see photos above. It is undated, but the fashions and illustration style place it during the 1930s. My guess is 1932-1935.)

Please note that page 3-4, which possibly contained information about the transfer designs featured on the cover, are missing. This PDF contains 16 pages of exquisite fashion illustration and early 1930s design. This booklet includes no actual patterns, but does contain a pattern diagram and detailed sewing instructions for the beautiful wedding dress and bolero featured on the cover, which an experienced seamstress could use to replicate this design. This was a catalog of patterns available for:

-wedding dresses
-bridesmaids fashion
-lingerie for the bridal trousseau

It also contains vintage advertisements, including one for a booklet on birth control, which is very daring for the era. There is an article on wedding traditions (something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue appears here!) and the shifting trends in courtship and marriage of the time. It provides a fascinating glimpse into the bridal traditions of the time period. This book would be great for fashion inspiration, design inspiration and domestic history research.

This file will be available for immediate download upon purchase. The fine print and terms of use: Purchasing this book represents agreement that the buyer will use this book for personal use only, not for reproduction or resale in whole or in part. The original, rare book is in the public domain; however, this restored and revised edition has been created from my personal collection and is protected by copyright. Buyers are encouraged to use and print these images for personal use (such as scrapbooking, collage art, mixed media, digital collage) but they can NOT be resold as collage sheets, clip art or image downloads.

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    Feb 9, 2018 by Christina
    Sep 20, 2017 by RJ Culbertson
    Apr 25, 2017 by smashleysoliman
    Really nice old magazine - very much enjoyed it.
    Jan 16, 2017 by iluvbooks

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