THE ONE HOUR DRESS
1920’s Flapper Dress Pattern plus 4 Free Bonuses
One Hour Dress Made in 34 Minutes! How to make a 1920’s dress costume!
When announcement was first made in 1923 that Mary Brooks Picken of the Woman’s Institute had developed a new plan by which an attractive dress could be made in an hour, it aroused tremendous interest among women everywhere. Some doubted that such an achievement was possible, until the dress was made in a public demonstration in the Grand Central Palace, New York, in 34 minutes, a fact recorded in the New York newspapers and attested to by officials of the National Merchandise Fair.
At left – Mary Brooks Picken wearing a One Hour Dress, sketched by the Woman’s Institute Fashion Artist, Alice Seipp.
Excerpt from “The One Hour Dress“
“A smart, up-to-the-minute dress cut out, completely made, all ready to put on within an hour! You may receive a “phone call at one o’clock inviting you to a little impromptu gathering of friends at three, and you can go, if you wish, wearing a dainty new frock make in the time you would ordinarily spend wondering what to wear. Such is the delight you can find in making your own clothes now that it is easily possible to make an attractive, becoming dress in an hour.
The simple dressmaking system developed by Mary Picken is just as relevant today as it was in 1924. Whether you are trying to create a 1920’s dress, sew a flapper dress costume, learn dressmaking, looking for inspiration, or a fashion student – you will get something from this book. Note: This System bypasses the pattern stage, but you can use it to make patterns.
Introduction – Making a Dress in an Hour
Step One - Take Your Measurements
Step Two – Divide the Material
Step Three – Cut Out Belt and Skirt
Step Four – Cut Out the Blouse
Step Five – Bind Neck and Sleeves
Step Six – Join the Blouse and Skirt
Step Seven – Complete the Skirt
Step Eight – Complete the Blouse
Step Nine – Make the Belt
Step Ten – Finish the Dress
Variations of the One Hour Dress
Other Variations Shown in This Book
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How I Make Dresses in 35 Minutes
By LENORE McCORMACK, Department of Dressmaking. The World Dressmaking Record Holder shares her secrets on fast dressmaking
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The 2 Hour Dress – 1925
The One-Width, Slender-Line Dress for Fall
By MARY BROOKS PICKEN, Director of Instruction
Especially Suited to the 54-inch (137cm) Flannels in Plain, Striped, Checked, or Plaid Design. One Length of Material Plus a Scant Two Hours Time Makes This Modish Frock.
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A collection of period News and Magazine Articles on the One Hour Dress
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1924 Dresses – in color!
20 beautiful and inspiring examples. These are not “One Hour Dresses” but they do illustrate the types of dresses, materials and colors that were in fashion in 1924. See example on left.
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You will receive a 40 page digital download consisting of –
- THE ONE HOUR DRESS of 1924
- How I Make Dresses in 35 Minutes
- The 2 Hour Dress of 1925
- The magazine articles
- 1924 Dresses – in color!
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