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THE ONE HOUR DRESS review - 1920-30

Sep 19th 2013 at 5:44 AM


Author: Mary Brooks Picken
Mary Brooks Picken member of the Woman’s Institute had developed

When announcement was first made in 1923 that Mary Brooks Picken set a new plan by which an attractive dress could be made in an hour, it aroused tremendous interest among women everywhere

Some doubted that such an achievement was possible, until the dress was made in a public demonstration in the Grand Central Palace, New York, in 34 minutes, a fact recorded in the New York newspapers and attested to by officials of the National Merchandise Fair

A smart, up-to-the-minute dress cut out, completely made, all ready to put on within an hour! You may receive a “phone call at one o’clock inviting you to a little impromptu gathering of friends at three, and you can go, if you wish, wearing a dainty new frock make in the time you would ordinarily spend wondering what to wear

Such is the delight you can find in making your own clothes now that it is easily possible to make an attractive, becoming dress in an hour

And you can have as many “One Hour Dresses” as your heart desires — in infinite variety, for the “One Hour Dress” is not a style of dress, it is a method of making

It is a new and simple plan by which the dress you select from the many designs in this book can actually be cut out, put together, finished all complete in sixty minutes. And you can create other “One Hour Dresses” for yourself, because different combinations of colors and materials, different finishes and touches of decoration will enable you to have just the dress that appeals to your taste and have it quickly and at little cost

The simple dressmaking system developed by Mary Picken is just as relevant today as it was in 1924. Whether you are trying to create a 1920′s dress, sew a flapper dress costume, learn dressmaking, looking for inspiration, or a fashion student – you will get something from this book

Note: This System bypasses the pattern stage, but you can use it to make patterns

By LENORE McCORMACK, Department of Dressmaking.The World Dressmaking Record Holder shares her secrets on fast dressmaking

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