A History of the Paper Pattern Industry

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

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Synopsis

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 this history, outlining innovations in patternmaking by the companies who produced patterns and how these reflected the fashions and demands of the market. Showcasing beautiful illustrations from original pattern pamphlets, packets and ads, as well as 9 complete patterns from which readers can reproduce vintage garments of different eras, the book provides a unique visual guide to homemade fashions as well as essential exploration of the industry that produced them.

Book information

ISBN: 9781350178021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK)
Imprint: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Pub date:
DEWEY: 338.47646407
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 722g
Height: 246mm
Width: 189mm
Spine width: 18mm