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Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women

Book – Published 4th Aug 17

The 1940s were an iconic period of women’s dress history, with the familiar square shoulders, crepe tea dresses and seamed stockings paired with red lips, victory curls and head scarves. This book explains the period’s sewing techniques and makes a range of 1940s outfits to recreate the look of those vintage years. With detailed step-by-step instruction and over 300 photographs, it captures the style of the time and explains the impact of wartime austerity on the cut and construction of women’s dress.

Publication details

Publication title Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women
Publishers name Crowood Press
ISBN 1785003100