A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution

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Sewing patterns have been the principle blueprint for making garments in the home for centuries. From their origins in the tailoring manuals of the 16th century to the widely produced pamphlets of the 18th and 19th centuries, through to the full size packet patterns of today, their history and development has reflected major changes in technology (such as the advent of the sewing machine), retailing and marketing practices (the fashion periodical), and shifts in social and cultural influences. This accessible book explores ...

A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution 2014, Berg Publishers, London

ISBN-13: 9780857858313

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