A few years ago I bought several volumes of this excellent twelve volume sewing course be Isabel De Nyse Conover. I have been on the lookout for the missing volumes since I made my purchase.
I had found individual volumes priced at what I had paid for the 8 volumes that I owned. I really wanted the other volumes. Luckily the entire set ( missing the first 5o pages of the first volume) appeared on eBay. I was a successful bidder.
I am delighted to own the missing volumes.
While I was reading Lesson 5 a piece of paper fluttered out from between the pages.
It was a 1920’s advertisement for patterns.
I am delighted that the ad includes the cutting diagrams for the patterns.
One feature of flapper dresses was pleats or gathers over the hips.The skirt was cut wide over the hips, a slit was cut and the additional width was gathered or pleated into the body of the dress.
This book is based on the incredibly simple concept.
I am thinking that it might be a good thing to attempt to make such a dress but with the pleats beginning at the waist instead of at the hips.
I love the design of this incredibly simple apron.
The paper is in beautiful shape. At first I had thought that it was new, from a recent reader. Instead I found something that probably belonged to the original owner of the sewing course.