Making Vintage 1940s Clothes for Women

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The 1940s were an iconic period of women's dress history, with the familiar square shoulders, crepe tea dresses and seamed stockings paired with red lips, victory curls and head scarves. This book explains the period's sewing techniques and makes a range of 1940s outfits to recreate the look of those vintage years. With detailed step-by-step instruction, it captures the style of the time and explains the impact of wartime austerity on the cut and construction of women's dress.


Sarah Magill specializes in costume cut and construction, with a particular love of early to mid-20th century women's dress. She lectures on the Costume and Performance Design course at the Arts University Bournemouth.