Woman's Institute Fashion Service, Fall & Winter 1920-1921, Prepared for the Exclusive Use of the Woman's Institute Course in Dressmaking and Designing. FASHION CORRESPONDENCE COURSE, Mary Brooks Picken.
Woman's Institute Fashion Service, Fall & Winter 1920-1921, Prepared for the Exclusive Use of the Woman's Institute Course in Dressmaking and Designing

Woman's Institute Fashion Service, Fall & Winter 1920-1921, Prepared for the Exclusive Use of the Woman's Institute Course in Dressmaking and Designing

Scranton, PA: Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts & Sciences, 1920.

9 x 12 inches, [44] pp, stapled wrappers with embossed lettering. Light soiling and spot of abrasion to front cover, else about fine. Two-page typed form letter on Woman's Institute letterhead laid in.

The Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences was a correspondence school founded in 1916 by fashion and sewing expert Mary Brooks Picken, who hoped to make "a practical knowledge of the domestic arts and sciences available to every woman or girl, wherever she may live." Lessons were mailed to students, who had to take a test and/or submit samples of completed work to pass. At the school's peak popularity in the 1920s, there were nearly 300,000 women enrolled. Every student who took Dressmaking received Fashion Service, a semi-annual magazine intended to supplement coursework with advice and instruction on the latest styles. This issue includes illustrations and directions for constructing nine lovely examples of twenties dress styles, as well as a coat and a cape.

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