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ry - Now FREE! Payment Additional Information 200 Ways to Alter a Dress Vintage Sewing McIntire 1948 200 Ways to Alter a Dress Spiral Bound Book Republication Originally Published - 1948! Why Buy Just One? Receive a 50% s/h discount on all items in your order after the first purchase, providing all are paid for in a single payment as invoiced! Up for bid is another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Spiral Bound Book Republication of our original "200 Ways to Alter a Dress " by Virginia Allen McIntire! Originally published in 1948! "Ideas for Lengthening, Enlarging, Necklines, Trimmings, Sleeve Tricks and Evening Dresses." This HISTORIC item includes detailed instructions and line drawings on how the WWII Era ladies made-do and upgraded their wardrobe using clever alterations and lovely trims for the multitude of dress styles included within! (Original is NOT for sale) What a money stretching idea book this is! Tried and true, unique and clever, practical and self-sufficient! This item is a great resource for those who are WWII and Swing Era historical reenactment enthusiasts, stage and theatre costumers, students of historical clothing, fiber and textile arts, etc! Our customers say: "As a seamstress I adore this. Rate service excellent. A++++" This is certainly a fine source of historically valuable techniques inspiration for the creative needlework, fabric thread artists who desire to study and create with tried-and-true professional seamstress alterations and trim making techniques! This is the perfect opportunity to purchase your own version of another wonderful arts crafts instructional revealing our heritage from earlier America culture! Three excerpts: "Pretty and practical remodeling tricks to give you a larger wardrobe. Designed for every woman who wants more clothes. " "Any dress you plan to alter is basically like one of the three types shown - PLAIN, or FUSSY, or TAILORED. Your dress may be in any fabric or any color. Before you begin remodeling consider all the lines of your frock. You have a skirt which is straight, pleated, draped, or full cut. Sleeves may be long, short or missing altogether. The neckline can be high or low cut, and finished plain or collared in various ways. Whatever combination of lines and detail your dress has, you will find in the following pages a variety of lovely pleasing changes suitable to your dress as well as flattering to your face and figure." "A HAPPY ENDING . . . and we hope you ve had a wonderful time looking at this idea book, and that you ve found a host of suggestions for brightening and lengthening the wearing age of your dresses. We know this book will start you thinking of a dozen more remodeling tricks and that s just what is intended . . . to help you find ways to make your clothes more fun, more exciting, as pretty as you want them to be. Keep this thesaurus of ideas near your sewing basket where you can thumb through it once in a while. It will recall to mind tricks you want to use, suggest ones for you to work out with your dresses as they begin to need refreshers in future. If you bring every dress in your clothes closet right up to date, you ll certainly have a larger wardrobe and enjoy wearing it much more. Of course, this doesn t take the place of dresses, but it will help keep the present ones shining longer in the light of your approval . . ." Index Three Types of Dresses Before you Cut - Remember Choose Fabrics that are Friends Choose Colors that are Harmonious 1 - To Lengthen Your Skirt II - Make Your Dress Larger III - When the Top of Your Dress is Good IV - Sleeve Suggestions - Add or Subtract V - Necklines Give Interest VI - Flattering Fronts and Beautiful Backs VII - Capes, Vests, Boleros - Spell Smartness VIII - Trimming Tricks and Glamour IX - Make Evening an Event X - Evening Dresses Have Two Lives What a historically educational and delightful tailor s practical instructional this is! The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! These are beautiful items and sure to delight you and yours! These instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needle worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim. The antique and vintage fabrics, appliques, embellishments, tools, etc., can be found on Atomic Mall quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! :) Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store
The item you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier genteel feminine American European culture! If you re into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others just the way your grandmothers did! The Spiral Bound Book Republication you will receive is representative of the types of handicraft expertise of earlier genteel and feminine American and European culture! If you re into nostalgia like I am you will have many hours of enjoyment recreating antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-grandmothers did! You will appreciate the attention taken in providing a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that you will use for many years to come. This information has been scanned at a high resolution and electronically revamped to provide you with the very best hardcopy reproduction. Unlike other reproduction sellers this is NOT a cheap, grainy photocopy! Our Spiral Bound Republication has so many more advantages over the original book. What are the benefits of our antique book Spiral Bound Book Republications? * Our products are produced with front and back covers of heavy stock paper. * Our products are made using the latest LaserJet printing technology meaning the ink will not smear like inferior photocopy or inkjet products do. * Our spiral binding allows your book to lie flat during use for ease of viewing while working on your needlework projects. * Our products do not cost a small fortune for you to obtain and enjoy. * Every image and every page has been scanned to produce crystal clear images and you never have to deal with any crumbling old paper! * These scans are enlarged to full-page dimensions for ease of viewing! * You can gift these wonderful Victorian, Edwardian, Titanic and Flapper pattern book finds with family and friends! You will appreciate the attention we have taken in providing you with a TOP QUALITY PRODUCT that will be use for many years to come... Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures current auctions for many other unique Millinery Spiral Bound Book, CD and Single Pattern Republications for your creative needle working pleasure!