A bodice that snaps in place

From Dress Construction and Finishing, 1923, by Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences. Thought this was an interesting idea. Could be used for a delicate overlay that could not be laundered as the rest of the outfit. Or maybe to be able to change the look of the outfit?



2 thoughts on “A bodice that snaps in place

  1. Looks very interesting. Looks quite hard to do in a sheer – lots of French seams – but I think you could have say a black dress with a bright sheer overlay or maybe better still, a bright dress with a black overlay? Two dresses for the price of one.


    • Another WI booklet from the 1920’s about lingerie blouses describes the layering of fabrics to achieve special effects. “For white or cream lace, use pink, blue, lavender, yellow, magenta, or peacock blue. If black lace, then use electric blue, watermelon pink, American beauty, orange, or bright green.”


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