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The culture of sewing : gender, consumption and home dressmaking / edited by Barbara Burman.

By: Burman, Barbara
Language: English Publisher: Oxford : Berg Publishers, 1999.Description: xvi, 350p. : ill., tables ; 24cm.ISBN: 1859732089ISSN: 1360-466X
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Includes bibl. references. - Contents: Part 1, Home dressmaking, class and identity. Patterns of respectability: publishing, home sewing, 1870-1914 / C. Breward; Made at home by clever fingers: Edwardian England / B. Burman; On the margins / Cheryl Buckley; Making modern woman, stitch by stitch: 1919-1939 / Fiona Hackney; Home sewing: motivational changes in the 20th century / S. Schofield-Thomschin; There's no place like home: Jamaican community, 1940s and 1950s / Carol Tulloch; 2, Home dressmaking and consumption. Wearily moving her needle: army officer's wives, 19th century American West / Julie A. Campbell; Commodified craft, creative community: 19th century Philadelphia / Kathryn E. Wilson; Creating consumers / Nancy Page Fernandez; Patterns of choice: Wallis Archive, York Castle Museum / Mary M. Brooks; The sewing needle as magic wand: American girls after the second World War / E. Margerum; Virtual home dressmaking: post-war Toronto / Alexandra Palmer; 3, Home dressmaking, dissemination and technology. The lady's economical assistant of 1808 / Janet Arnold; Dreams on paper: the commercial pattern industry / J.S. Emery; Homeworking and the sewing machine, Britain, 1850 to 1905 / Andrew Godley; The sewing machine comes home / Tim Putnam; A beautiful ornament / Nicholas Oddy; Home economics and home sewing in the US, 1870-1940 / S.I. Helvenston, M.M. Bubolz; "Your clothes are materials of war": British home sewing in WWII / Helen Reynolds.