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Book - Janette Fletcher, Herald & Weekly Times, Home Dressmaking Guide, 1972 Object Reg. No: HT 8009

This book was written by Janette Fletcher, who was the sales manager for the Swiss sewing machine company Elna, and published by The Herald and Weekly Times in 1972. Covering all practicalities of home sewing, its interest to us lays in the inclusion of three paper patterns for garments designed by Melbourne fashion designer Prue Acton, They include a mini-tunic dress with slacks, a short tunic dress with and without sleeves. The garments are photographed inside and on the front covers. A drawing of a young woman and Prue's logo are featured inside the back cover.
A rectangular book with card covers and 98 glossy pages insides, printed with extensive text, drawings and photographs. The pages are attached by three metal staples along the spine. Three female models wearing Prue Acton designed clothing are featured on the front and back covers. A photograph of the author is on the inside front cover.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.00 cm (Height), 15.20 cm (Width), 24.10 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: domestic work, fashion designers, fashion industry, housework, making history - prue acton, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Herald & Weekly Times Newspapers, Melbourne, Victoria, Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection
Primary Classification: ART & CRAFT
Secondary Classification: Sewing
Tertiary Classification: instructions
Inscriptions: Printed on front cover: HOME/ DRESSMAKING/ GUIDE/ By/ Janette/ Fletcher// PLUS Three-in-two/ Exclusive/ PRUE ACTON/ patterns
Publisher: Herald and Weekly Times Pty Ltd, 1972
Organisation Named: Prue Acton Pty Ltd
References: National Library of Australia website (for publisher and date of publication.)

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