Friday, December 5, 2014

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Bellas Hess & Co. 1917-1918 Fashion Catalogue - Free Download!

Bellas Hess 1917 Fashion Catalog Kindle Book

Ladies, I didn't quite get through this insane project before Thanksgiving, and I am still working on the print-on-demand book, but for those of you that would like the digital copy, you can now download it here:

FREE! Bellas Hess & Co. 1917-18 Catalogue - PDF Download (244 MB)

FREE! Bellas Hess & Co. 1917-18 Catalogue - KINDLE FILE (*.mobi)

If you would like to purchase the catalogue to go directly onto your Kindle, you can do so here:

Bellas Hess & Co. 1917-18 Catalogue - KINDLE ($2.99 - USA, UK, FR, AU - comment for other countries)

Amazon wouldn't let me make the Kindle download free, but if you feel grateful for the digitization work I did, I will happily accept your $1.00, which is what is left for me after Amazon has taken all its fees and such.

I'm still working on the print-on-demand book, but as soon as that's ready and I've made sure it looks good, I will update this post, and blog about it anew.

I hope you enjoy this treasure trove of Great War fashion information!

Bellas Hess 1917 1918 Catalog

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9 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for your effort scanning these! I got interested in the Great War fashion recently (1918 in particular - coincidence? I don't think so LOL), so this is a huge help.

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  2. Wow! There is so much information in the catalog and so many images in all sorts of categories! Thanks for your hard work digitizing and for sharing the results of your labor.

    Best,
    Quinn

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  3. Thanks so much for putting the work in to make these available! for us!

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  4. Could any of you talented people, start a line of "Great War Era" patterns for the contemporary body sizes? It's so frustrating that many designers have focused on the 1930/40's, but the prior era are bup-kiss. Thoughts????

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    1. I know of one patternmaker off the top of my head - http://wearinghistory.clothing/product-category/wearing-history-patterns/shop-by-time-period/victorian-1910s/

      Wearing History has a few patterns for the teens, and is adding more. I've made the 1910s Suit Jacket pattern and it was quite easy. I haven't made the skirt or blouse yet, but they're on my list.

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    2. As an historical document, I am grateful for your work. Personally, I don't need any help resembling a menopausal walrus. Like most eras, if you are size 8, go right ahead!

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    3. As an historical document, I am grateful for your work. Personally, I don't need any help resembling a menopausal walrus. Like most eras, if you are size 8, go right ahead!

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