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Author: WRAY, ELIZABETH & F.R. MORRIS, Title: Dress Design. [First edition].
Description: London, The Studio, 1953. 8°. Original cloth. Title in black type on spine. 95pp. Captioned monochrome frontispiece, captioned monochrome illustrations in 6 plates featuring home made fashinable female dress for various occasions, numerous captioned monochrome figures of fashionable clothes and cutter's patterns with detailed expert technical directions, pp. appendix illustrating alterations from from the normal block patternto disproportionate figures (cutters patterns with technical directions printed recto/verso}, table of contents. [How to do it series, No. 47]. Practical and detailed english language manual describing in detail the technique of fashionable dress making at home, e.g.: what is a designer and how to get your training, conception of ideas, start of fashion, fabric of fashion, designer at work, measurement taking: correct sizing; block patterns, designing to fit, evening gown manufacture, what is good design. Still of practical interest. Good copy.
Keywords: fashion dress design blockdesign alteration sizing fitting cutters patterns homecraft manual handleiding culture heritage material disproportion technique tailoring eveninggown
Price: EUR 40.00 = appr. US$ 43.47 Seller: Antiquarian Booksellers Gemilang
- Book number: 54988