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#1 eboli

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 03:45 PM

I recently came across an interesting textbook, which had been appointed for use in Austrian Frauenoberschulen (former high schools for girls with a focus on housekeeping): Gerda Gnan's "Der gute Schnitt in der französischen Damenschneiderei".
http://www.mediafire...ccuacxjwj9uu8xl
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http://www.mediafire...xe3ceu6ff03cvf3
It shows all the basic drafts (skirt, blouse, jacket, dress, sleeves, collars) along with some nice modifications. No trousers of course, since a lady of that period did not wear any.
I especially appreciate her drawings for the fuller figure since she does no slashing and turning, but I admit that I haven't tried them out until now.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 12:05 AM

Oh Eboli,
a gem. Thank you for taking the time to scan it. I looked always for something from Oesterreich, as the Wiener Couture was very nice and did nit find anything. (I looked Kleidermacher?? wrong?? There was a fashion journal but way to expensive) I like especially the drawings typical 1950-1960 drafts.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:52 AM

Thanks Posaune! I was not sure if the booklet's level would meet the forum's standard. But I like those dresses, too.
"Allgemeine Österreichische Schneiderzeitung" was published under various names from 1891 to 1973 (Fachblatt der Kleidermacher Österreichs, Ostmärkische Schneiderzeitung etc.). Is that what you were thinking of? Sometime I will check it at the National Library. I hope they will let me take some pictures since it is reference library. So I cannot take the journals home for scanning.

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 07:36 PM

Very nice information, the cutting of styles are very unique and quite interesting. Thank you,

I recently came across an interesting textbook, which had been appointed for use in Austrian Frauenoberschulen (former high schools for girls with a focus on housekeeping): Gerda Gnan's "Der gute Schnitt in der französischen Damenschneiderei".
http://www.mediafire...ccuacxjwj9uu8xl
http://www.mediafire...3j7leckzrm9ya1i
http://www.mediafire...37n4cbxm45rybf9
http://www.mediafire...xe3ceu6ff03cvf3
It shows all the basic drafts (skirt, blouse, jacket, dress, sleeves, collars) along with some nice modifications. No trousers of course, since a lady of that period did not wear any.
I especially appreciate her drawings for the fuller figure since she does no slashing and turning, but I admit that I haven't tried them out until now.



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Posted 24 August 2012 - 11:51 AM

Many many thanks for your time and effort for uploading the information on the Gerda Gnan textbook. These types of books are not only rare but classic. These books are what we call "A wealth of Information" To be honest with you I have never seen books or information such as the above anywhere, except in this forum. Being a member of this forum have open my eyes as to what a good pattern drafting book contains. My thank you is late but better late than never.




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