One Hour Dress

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One Hour Dress

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By Mary Brooks Picken

In 1924, author Mary Brooks Picken perfected her method of creating sixteen different dress styles while serving as Director of Instruction at the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences. Detailed, numbered illustrations take the reader through ten simple steps to creating an almost infinite variety of dresses.

 

ISBN: 978-1-63561-028-4 (Hardcover)

ISBN: 978-1-63561-029-1 (Paperback)

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Create fabulous flapper fashions in less time than it takes to learn the Charleston with this easy-to-follow classic. Author Mary Brooks Picken perfected her ten-step method of creating seventeen different dress styles while serving as Director of Instruction at the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences. The Picken method eschews specific patterns. Instead, you’ll learn the “method of making” that can be adapted to several different designs. Your own personal measurements are integrated, with clear instructions on how to mark and cut the fabric. Thanks to the detailed and carefully numbered illustrations, even a beginner can create a dress that’s the bee’s knees. If you can supply the fabric and the attitude, Mary Brooks Picken can show you how to create an almost limitless variety of dresses. In just a few simple steps, you’ll learn how to:
•    Choose the right material
•    Take your measurements
•    Measure and cut the material
•    Finish that dress!