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The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking

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The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking - Rapport, Nigel (Editor), and Burman, Barbara (Editor), and Eicher, Joanne B (Editor)
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Throughout its long history, home dressmaking has been a formative experience in the lives of millions of women. In an age of relative affluence and mass production, it is easy to forget that just over a generation ago, young girls from middle- and working-class backgrounds were routinely taught to sew as a practical necessity. However, not only have the skills involved in home dressmaking been overlooked and marginalized due to their association with women and the home, but the impact home dressmaking had on women's lives ...

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The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking 1999, Berg Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781859732038

Hardcover