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One Hour Dress Made in 34 Minutes!

When announcement was first made in 1923 that Mary Brooks Picken of the Woman's Institute had developed a new plan by which an attractive dress could be made in an hour, it aroused tremendous interest among women everywhere. Some doubted that such an achievement was possible, until the dress was made in a public demonstration in the Grand Central Palace, New York, in 34 minutes, a fact recorded in the New York newspapers and attested to by officials of the National Merchandise Fair.

The method developed by Mary Picken is just as relevant today as it was in 1924. Whether you are trying to create a 1920's dress, learn dressmaking, looking for inspiration, or a fashion student you will get something from this book.

  • Introduction - Making a Dress in an Hour
  • Step One - Take Your Measurements
  • Step Two - Divide the Material
  • Step Three - Cut Out Belt and Skirt
  • Step Four - Cut Out the Blouse
  • Step Five - Bind Neck and Sleeves
  • Step Six - Join the Blouse and Skirt
  • Step Seven - Complete the Skirt
  • Step Eight - Complete the Blouse
  • Step Nine - Make the Belt
  • Step Ten - Finish the Dress
  • Variations of the One Hour Dress
  • Other Variations Shown in This Book

Free Bonus 1

How I Make Dresses in 35 Minutes
By LENORE McCORMACK, Department of Dressmaking.
World Dressmaking Record Holder Explains How it is Done

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The 2 Hour Dress - 1925
The One-Width, Slender-Line Dress for Fall
By MARY BROOKS PICKEN, Director of Instruction
Especially Suited to the 54-inch (137cm) Flannels in Plain, Striped, Checked, or Plaid Design.
One Length of Material Plus a Scant Two Hours Time Makes This Modish Frock.

Free Bonus 3

Magazine Articles
A collection of News and Magazine Articles on the One Hour Dress

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1924 Dresses - in color!
20 beautiful and inspiring examples. These are not “One Hour Dresses” but they do illustrate the types of dresses, materials and colors that were in fashion in 1924.

Order now and you receive a 40 page digital download consisting of:

  • THE ONE HOUR DRESS of 1924
  • How I make dresses in 35 minutes
  • The 2 hour dress of 1925
  • The magazine articles
  • 1924 dresses - in colour!

We suggest you print the pages and put them into a folder with plastic sleeves for protection and easy access.

"THE ONE HOUR DRESS" is a downloadable book in PDF file format. You can read it on your computer or print it out. Being a PDF means it can be read by both PC's and Mac's. All you need is the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader software that you most probably already have. If you don't have Adobe Reader we provide a link where you can download it.

NOTES: 1. NOT Suitable for WebTV users, 2. The file size is 3.33MB

"THE ONE HOUR DRESS" is available for IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD following payment.


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1924 One Hour Dress

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