Give me flower power over end times any day. Crotch Candour. Three Hands. Double sided tape not allowed. Medical Experimentation. The subject was kept warm as toast from the waist up. How does her body respond to being frozen south of the equator? Control group gets proper clothes. Unrealistic Expectations. Not all views are equal. Less designing than choosing. Reverse Darwinism. Unnatural selection.
Underwear as Outerwear. N othing! Be bold, just wear your big knickers. Put it in your diary. Half a dress. That awkward moment when you realise you misread the back of the pattern envelope. Have I missed a fashion faux pas? Lest you get the wrong impression, this book offers an organised photographic scramble through fashion details, many of which are more enviable, desirable, rip-offable than the above whinge would suggest.
As well as snickering at the desperate fringe of fashion, you can pass a happy hour or two mining for gems. All photos are from the above book, included for discussion purposes. Then it somehow dropped off the radar. A few years ago, browsing internet as one does, I spotted a copy. It seems this book has joined the sought after texts people will pay silly money for. For a warehouse full of them? It is thorough, and you could learn to draft from it. You can learn to draft from lots of books.
I think you can guess why. Rohr, happily, was written when women were women and allowed to be woman shaped. This was published too before we got to need instant learning gratification. Here is a typical page….. Tiny illustrations and diagrams, typed text and dinky little arrows wandering between the two. Dig in for the information and you will be richly rewarded. Just like Burda. Unique I think to Rohr, is the neck and armhole guide. So, you can knock the price of a fancy ruler off the book cost if you want some purchase justification. This was aeons before the pattern master.
Also tables of measurements and taking measurement info. Draping on the stand is not included, its a book for flat drafting. Continuing the perusal of my drafting books, in no particular order, I hit on this oldie but goodie, bought second hand a few years back. Mansfield, pub. You could learn drafting from this book.
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