--This article is reposted from our new blog at MrsDepew.com.--
The Fashion Service books were provided first as a quarterly review and later as a monthly magazine that often gave enough information for an experienced home seamstress to create an entire seasonal wardrobe. Do not let the early simplicity of the cover fool you (they made them more colorful later on). The contents are pure illustrated and meticulously detailed genius.
Until about 1927, the Fashion Service Quarterly Magazines usually featured around 50 pages of beautiful pictures and tutorials. Each fashion pictured is usually described in great detail with instructions on how to make it either from scratch or by altering a basic pattern. This bridal party illustration is no exception and the descriptions given can help experienced dressmakers create their own version.