LOOKS SEW GOOD: MAGAZINES AND DRESSMAKING PATTERNS FROM THE 1930S

17th August 2019 - 7th September 2019 Free

The 1930s was an era when Hollywood started to take over from the couturiers and high glamour was in. To acquire such a wardrobe, however, was well out of the reach of most, creating a gap in the market that was filled by home dressmaking. Ladies’ journals inspired women to deploy their sewing skills to emulate the styles they saw at the cinema and on showreels of society events.

This exhibition looks at some of the magazines and patterns from the Pickford’s House collection that encouraged women to transform what they saw into reality.

Pickford's House
41 Friar Gate Derby DE1 1DA

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