Vintage 1940s 1950s dressmaking book Practical Home Dressmaking Illustrated by Lynn Hillson. 1952 edition updated version of the 1948 title. Subtitled 'Complete instructions in the art of dressmaking for the beginner and more experienced worker. Profusely illustrated with easy to follow diagrammatic drawings and photographs.'
Wonderfully comprehensive covering pattern making and sewing details.
This is much the same as the earlier edition but certain details are updated for instance the women in the main picture replace ones with longer hair and the suit also shown with its slim waist replaces a much longer jacket far more loose fitting. Thankfully the large knickers are retained!
It measures 6 x 9 inches or 150 x 230mm and has 320 tanned pages.
There is a bit of wear to the corners and slight marks to the cloth but does seem pretty clean and firmly bound for its age.
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