Vintage 1970's Home Dressmaking Guide by Janette Fletcher - with 3 patterns by Prue Acton

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This is a vintage 1972 98 page paperback book by Janette Fletcher. Titled "Home Dressmaking Guide" - it was published by The Herald and Weekly Times in Melbourne, Australia.

According to the introduction "For too long home dressmaking has suffered a hangover image from the Victorian era; it has been bracketed in the mind with anti-macassars, tea cosies and frumpy cotton dresses bought at some country store".

Well, I'm not certain about anti-macassars, but tea cosies are certainly enjoying a resurgence in popularity and, so is home dressmaking!

So this little book will help you to sew the high fashion garments of the 70's with expertise.

It has eleven chapters including:

Sewing Equipment
Guidelines for Beginners
Getting to Know Your Machine
Kid's Stuff
Tricks with Knits and Stretch Fabrics
Quick Reference to Sewing Terms
Making Hot Pants and Slacks that Really Fit
Special Stitches and Trims
Caring for Clothes
Now for Prue Acton Patterns
Handy Hints

Apart from the fabulous photos, the book contains patterns for 3 garments (mini tunic dress with slacks (cover picture), short tunic dress (picture 2), long sleeve tunic dress) by the famous Australian fashion designer (now artist) Prue Acton. These are included as an insert and are in 3 sizes - 10 (bust 32 inches, waist 24 inches, hip 34 inches), 12 (bust 34 inches, waist 26 inches, hip 36 inches) and 14 (bust 36 inches, waist 28 inches, hip 38 inches). The patterns are in good uncut condition.

The book is slightly aged, with some cover creases and moderate yellowing on the internal pages and pattern pieces. But as a reminder of the styles of the 1970's it is simply irresistible!



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