A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution

A History of the Paper Pattern Industry: The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution

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ISBN-13: 9780857858313
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/19/2014
Series: Arden Shakespeare Library Series
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 727,032
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joy Emery is Professor Emerita of Theatre and the Curator of The Commercial Pattern Archive at the University of Rhode Island, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 Tailoring and the Birth of the Published Paper Pattern
Chapter 2 Development of Dressmaking Patterns
Chapter 3 Nineteenth Century Technology
Chapter 4 Early History of Pattern Companies 1860s-1880s
Chapter 5 New Markets and Expansion 1880s-1900
Chapter 6 Shifts and Balances 1900-1920s
Chapter 7 Blossoming Economy 1920-1929
Chapter 8 Surviving the Great Depression 1930s
Chapter 9 The War Years 1940s
Chapter 10 Shifting Trends 1960s
Chapter 11 New Challenges 1960s-1980s
Chapter 12 Reinvention and Renaissance 1980s-2010
Epilogue
Appendix 9 Pattern Grids 1854-1968
Endnotes
Bibliography
Index

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