Clothing for Women

Clothing for Women

Selection, Design and Construction

Lippincott's Home Manuals
by Laura I. Baldt
Publisher: J.B. Lippincott Co.
1922 Printing, ©1916, Item: 92516
Hardcover, 454 pages
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Excerpted from the Preface:

THIS book presents practical working directions for the design and construction of women's clothing, including various kinds of outer and undergarments [circa 1916]. It includes problems embracing the fundamental principles involved in the selection and design of clothing; the theory and use of color; pattern-making and clothing construction.

As the mission of the text is chiefly the exposition of constructive processes, the selection of apparel and choice of material has been treated in a manner as best fitted into the scheme of the book. A more scientific treatment of textiles may be found in the numerous texts listed in the bibliography.

The construction of garments has been approached from the standpoint of those who have had instruction in elementary sewing. For those who have not had such instruction, a review of the fundamental stitches, and some simple processes, have been included in the section on undergarments.

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