I’ve spent so much time looking up 1930s sewing techniques without too much information coming my way. It’s definitely time to invest in a good reference book for my Dressmaker’s Library. I’m so pleased to have found just such a book for $16. plus shipping at Amazon. I will now have an authentic source of information to use for Norma’s 1930s Sew-Along.
The book is entitled “Sew Parish Frocks at Home” and was published in 1930. In 2009, the blog “What I found” had a series of 6 postings with descriptions and scans from this book. Follow this link to the first posting. The links to the other 5 are in the right hand list of postings.
It feels good to have a genuine reference book from the period coming to live in my little library. Now I have greater confidence that I’ll get as close as possible to using authentic techniques from the 1930s. I won’t have to spend time searching the web. I can be planning and sewing instead.