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Advert For Acaddemy House, Dressmaking School

Advert For Acaddemy House, Dressmaking School

Printer: Unknown

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1882

Shelfmark: Evan.6797

Item number: 6797

Genre: Leaflet

Women’s clothes fitted more closely in the 19th Century than they do today, especially under the arms and around the waist. Because sewing machines and patterns did not come into general use until the end of the period, dressmakers had to be sure that they measured their customers carefully. Schools, like the one featured on this leaflet, were set up to teach women the dressmaking trade so that they could support themselves financially.

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