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Early Sewing Patterns

Early patterns published in household books had small pieces placed on top of each other which needed to be scaled up to create full-sized garments. Modern paper patterns were full scale, easy to manipulate and fit, and available through catalogs and magazines.


College of Human Ecology Cornell University
  home sewing
  a profession?
  type of research?
  types of careers?
  national and international impact?
  educational techniques?
  role in national emergencies?
  influence on consumer culture?
  students' self-definition?
  practice apartments?
  role in the university?
  change to Human Ecology?
  women's suffrage
  Eleanor Roosevelt
  Marriage Course


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