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Flapper Sewing Sample Books, Set of Three. by  June Schroetlin - Paperback - 1929 - from Alembic Rare Books (SKU: 77)

Flapper Sewing Sample Books, Set of Three.

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Flapper Sewing Sample Books, Set of Three.

by Schroetlin, June

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  • paperback
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Portland, OR, 1929. Soft cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 3 sewing sample books created by a school girl in 1929. 33, 44, and 34 leaves. Original paper wrappers, 1 volume bound with metal rings. Fabric samples, original sewing samples, and magazine and pattern clippings tipped-in throughout. Wrappers rubbed, tanned, and spotted with some chips and short splits at the edges, leaves toned, fabric and sewing samples in fresh condition. A very good set. Three evocative Jazz Age sewing sample books created by 15-year-old June Schroetlin for a school course in Portland, Oregon during 1929. Each volume is carefully ordered with an index, reading lists, notes (some are in manuscript and others are printed class handouts), fabric samples with information on their uses, and laboratory records including the lengths and costs of material used in projects. Each volume contains sewing exercises which Schroetlin completed and tipped-in, including examples of attaching snaps and clasps, a variety of stitches, buttonholes, smocking, pockets, and pin tucks. One assignment sees Schroetlin clipping contemporary fashion plates and assigning them to design categories such as "repetition", "opposition", "formal balance", and "gradation". Also of interest are Schroetlin's suggestions (based on fashion plates) for outfits for various "types", such as "a sport outfit suitable for a high school school girl who is a brunette [and] is short and thin in build"; "an afternoon dress for a tea for a large elder woman whose hair has begun to turn gray"; and "a dress for myself for an informal high school dance". The workbooks were graded by hand, with the teacher making notes in red pencil regarding Schroetlin's sewing work and her aesthetic choices. These books are a wonderful historical survival, recording the fashion interests and practical education of an American teenager during the late 1920s.

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Bookseller
Alembic Rare Books GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
77
Title
Flapper Sewing Sample Books, Set of Three.
Author
Schroetlin, June
Format/binding
Soft cover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Paperback
Place of Publication
Portland, OR
Date published
1929
Keywords
Women's Education|Women's History|Sewing & Embroidery|Flappers|Scrapbooks|Design|Art Deco
Product_type
Scrapbook
Size
4to - over 9¾ - 12\" tall

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wrappers
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