Following on from the book of 1940s sewing patterns, Wade Laboissonniere’s journey into the changing face of fashion and design continues with Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1950s.
Laboisonniere’s follow-up book proves to be as informative and fascinating as the first, providing yet another comprehensive guide to the fashions and designs of days gone by.
Sharing the story of pattern company beginnings, from the creation and development of the patterns they sold, the marketing and advertising through to the manufacturing and distribution process, as well as an extensive collection of full-colour illustrations of the patterns themselves including price guide, lovers of vintage style and history buffs alike will revel in this factual documentation of 1950s fashion.
Blueprints of Fashion: Home Sewing Patterns of the 1950s by Wade Laboissonniere (Schiffer Publishing), is available from all good book sellers now (rrp. £24.99).