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One Hour Dress Made in 34 Minutes!
When announcement was first made in 1923 that Mary Brooks Picken of the
Woman's Institute had developed a new plan by which an attractive dress
could be made in an hour,
it aroused tremendous interest among women everywhere. Some doubted that
such an achievement was possible, until the dress was made in a public
the Grand Central Palace, New York, in 34 minutes, a fact recorded in
the New York newspapers and attested to by officials of the National
At left - Mary Brooks Picken wearing a One Hour Dress, sketched by the Woman's Institute Fashion Artist, Alice Seipp.
Excerpt from "The One Hour Dress"
"A smart, up-to-the-minute dress cut out, completely made, all ready
to put on within an hour! You may receive a "phone call at one o'clock
inviting you to a
little impromptu gathering of friends at three, and you can go, if you
wish, wearing a dainty new frock make in the time you would ordinarily
what to wear. Such is the delight you can find in making your own
clothes now that it is easily possible to make an attractive, becoming
dress in an hour.
And you can have as many "One Hour Dresses" as your heart desires — in
infinite variety, for the "One Hour Dress" is not a style of dress, it
method of making. It is a new and simple plan by which the dress you
select from the many designs in this book can actually be cut out, put
together, finished all complete in sixty minutes. And you can create
other "One Hour Dresses" for yourself, because different combinations of
colors and materials,
different finishes and touches of decoration will enable you to have
just the dress that appeals to your taste and have it quickly and at
The simple dressmaking system developed by Mary
Picken is just as relevant today as it was in 1924. Whether you are
trying to create a 1920's dress, sew a flapper dress costume, learn
dressmaking, looking for
inspiration, or a fashion student - you will get something from this
book. Note: This System bypasses the pattern stage, but you can use it to make patterns.
Introduction - Making a Dress in an Hour
Step One - Take Your Measurements
Step Two - Divide the Material
Step Three - Cut Out Belt and Skirt
Step Four - Cut Out the Blouse
Step Five - Bind Neck and Sleeves
Step Six - Join the Blouse and Skirt
Step Seven - Complete the Skirt
Step Eight - Complete the Blouse
Step Nine - Make the Belt
Step Ten - Finish the Dress
Variations of the One Hour Dress
Other Variations Shown in This Book
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How I Make Dresses in 35 Minutes
By LENORE McCORMACK, Department of Dressmaking.
The World Dressmaking Record Holder shares her secrets on fast dressmaking
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The 2 Hour Dress - 1925
The One-Width, Slender-Line Dress for Fall
By MARY BROOKS PICKEN, Director of Instruction
Especially Suited to the 54-inch (137cm) Flannels in Plain, Striped, Checked, or Plaid Design.
One Length of Material Plus a Scant Two Hours Time Makes This Modish Frock.
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A collection of period News and Magazine Articles on the One Hour Dress
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1924 Dresses - in color!
20 beautiful and inspiring examples. These are not “One Hour Dresses” but they do illustrate the types of dresses, materials and
colors that were in fashion in 1924. See example on left.
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