Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women

$34.19
+ $13.68 shipping
$34.19
+ $13.68 shipping
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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom

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The 1940s were an iconic period of women's dress history, with the familiar square shoulders, crepe tea dresses and seamed stockings paired with red lips, victory curls and head scarves. This book explains the period's sewing techniques and makes a range of 1940s outfits to recreate the look of those vintage years. With detailed step-by-step instruction and over 300 photographs, it captures the style of the time and explains the impact of wartime austerity on the cut and construction of women's dress.


Looks at the historical context and details government regulations of the time

Gives instructions and patterns for recreating a range of women's clothes, including blouses, skirts, slacks, shirt frocks, evening dress and tea dresses

Advises on key techniques such as transferring pattern markings, making darts, fastenings and finishing touches

Examples of how to complete the look with hairstyles, make-up, shoes and accessories


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Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
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