Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1940s is a must-have for fashion and vintage-lovers everywhere.
Taking us back to the fashions of the 40s, Wade Laboissonniere’s research on the development and rise of home sewing and the designs created gives us not only a visual insight into the fashions of days gone by, but also the stories behind them.
This book delves into the pattern archives of some of the greatest companies in the world including McCall, Simplicity, Butterick and Vogue as well as companies no longer in business, sharing insights into the rise of the industry and the thought processes behind the patterns and designs themselves.
Packed with a wealth of original illustrations and designs from the 1940s, this is a wonderful collector’s item to be treasured.
Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1940s (Wade Laboissonniere) is available from Schiffer Publishing (rrp. £24.99).