Meet the Fashion Sensation of 1924

and Make Yourself a Genuine 1920's Style Dress

We received numerous requests for both a flapper dress pattern and 1920's ladies dress patterns so we have republished this simple dressmaking guide and related information for those who want to make a genuine 1920s dress. The multi-talented Mary Brooks Picken designed this dress and its variations in 1923 so that women with basic sewing skills could save money by making their own dresses at home instead of buying store bought clothing. Mary looked at every stage of making a dress then asked herself how could she simplify the process. What she came up with was a revolutionary method of dressmaking that has been in use ever since due to its simplicity.

Yes - You Can Create a 1920's Dress in Only One Hour!


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The One Hour Dress of 1924

When announcement was first made in 1923 that Mary Brooks Picken of the Woman's Institute had developed a method by which an attractive 1920's dress could be made in an hour, it aroused tremendous interest among women everywhere. Some doubted that such an achievement was possible, until the dress was made in a public demonstration in the Grand Central Palace, New York, in 34 minutes, a fact recorded in the New York newspapers and attested to by officials of the National Merchandise Fair.

As described by the One Hour Dress Designer, Mary Brooks Picken:

"A smart, up-to-the-minute dress cut out, completely made, all ready to put on within an hour! You may receive a phone call at one o'clock inviting you to a little impromptu gathering of friends at three, and you can go, if you wish, wearing a dainty new frock make in the time you would ordinarily spend wondering what to wear. Such is the delight you can find in making your own clothes now that it is easily possible to make an attractive, becoming dress in an hour.

And you can have as many "One Hour Dresses" as your heart desires in infinite variety, for the "One Hour Dress" is not a style of dress, it is a method of making. It is a new and simple plan by which the dress you select from the many designs in this book can actually be cut out, put together, finished all complete in sixty minutes. And you can create other "One Hour Dresses" for yourself, because different combinations of colors and materials, different finishes and touches of decoration will enable you to have just the dress that appeals to your taste and have it quickly and at little cost."

Who is the One Hour Dress for?

The One Hour Dress (and Bonus Two Hour Dress) is perfect for -
  •   Costume designers - Versions of the One Hour Dress created by professional costume makers have been used in stage shows and productions world-wide
  •   Fashion students - Learn this simple technique for creating dresses and be inspired by the colorful and interesting examples of 1920's fashion
  •   Dressmakers - This fashion history-making technique is timeless and can be used for pattern making and modern dresses too
  •   Re-enactment costumes - Make a 1920's dress to go with your 1920's vintage automobile, re-enactment, movie or video
  •   Fancy dress activities - You are guaranteed to stand out from the crowd at that 1920's themed dance if you make your own unique dress
  •   Anyone who requires a 1920's dress - 1920's dresses had tons of style and are suitable for numerous different activities

NOTE: One of the Bonuses that comes with the One Hour Dress is a pattern and instructions for making the Two Hour Dress of 1925. So you are actually receiving two different patterns for the price of one.

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This is a digital version of a very rare 1920's publication which we
have republished as part of our interest in the 1920's era.

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Don't waste hours of your valuable time searching the Internet for instructions on how to make a 1920's dress, or looking for pictures of flapper dresses. You get all that and much more in our compilation of the "One Hour Dress".

You could have your "One Hour Dress" made in the time you will probably waste searching for this hard-to-find information elsewhere. Purchase the One Hour Dress Download Now


One Hour Dress Contents

Introduction - Making a Dress in an Hour
Step One - Take Your Measurements
Step Two - Divide the Material
Step Three - Cut Out Belt and Skirt
Step Four - Cut Out the Blouse
Step Five - Bind Neck and Sleeves
Step Six - Join the Blouse and Skirt
Step Seven - Complete the Skirt
Step Eight - Complete the Blouse
Step Nine - Make the Belt
Step Ten - Finish the Dress
Variations of the One Hour Dress
Other Variations Shown in This Book

NOTE: The ONE HOUR DRESS is a method of designing and making dresses of any bust size without using paper patterns. It is totally flexible and adapts to any size figure from young girls to adult women. Along with the standard design there are descriptions and illustrations of 17 variations.


With the One Hour Dress you will also receive the following:

Bonus #1 - Value $12

How I Make Dresses in 35 Minutes

By LENORE McCORMACK, Woman's Institute- Department of Dressmaking.
World Dressmaking Record Holder Explains How it is Done - Learn the secrets of fast dressmaking!

Bonus #2 - Value $17

The 2 Hour Dress - 1925

The One-Width, Slender-Line Dress for Fall
By MARY BROOKS PICKEN, Woman's Institute - Director of Instruction
Especially Suited to the 54-inch (137cm) Flannels in Plain, Striped, Checked, or Plaid Design.
One Length of Material Plus a Scant Two Hours Time Makes This Modish Frock - Another quickly made dress design and instructions!
See Bonus 7 for ideas.

Bonus #3 - Value $7

Magazine Articles

A collection of News and Magazine Articles on the release and promotion of the amazing One Hour Dress - See what a stir the One Hour Dress created!

Bonus #4 - Value $40

1924 Dresses - in color!

20 beautiful and inspiring examples of 1924 ladies fashion. These are not One Hour Dresses but they are typical of the types of dresses, materials and colors that were in fashion during 1924. You can see examples at the top of the page in the header. Truly inspirational colors and designs!

Bonus #5 - Value $40

1924 Dresses - in duotone and color!

26 beautiful and inspiring examples, 16 in duotone and 10 in color – including girl’s dresses. These are not One Hour Dresses but they do illustrate the types of dresses, materials and colors that were in fashion in 1924. More inspirational colors and designs!

Bonus #6 - Value $27

Instruction Videos

Video Tutorials by an expert sewer that show you how to Make a 1920’s Dress based on the instructions in this report

Bonus #7 - Value $40

1925 Dresses in color!

30 beautiful and inspiring examples of 1920s dresses in color – including girl’s dresses. These are not Two Hour Dresses (as per the pattern in Bonus 2) but they do illustrate the styles of dresses, materials and colors that were in vogue in 1925 and will assist you in creating a 1925 style dress. More colorful fashions to inspire you!

Bonus #8 - Value $?

1920s Fashion Videos in color!

Most of the videos are from rare 1920s color movies and provide a unique insight into the fashion styles and colors of the era.


60 day Guarantee Certificate


So What's the Cost?

If you could find an original copy of the very rare One Hour Dress booklet it would probably cost you at least $200. The bonuses would cost an extra $143 if you could locate original copies to buy.

We're not asking $97, $47, or even $27. You can buy the whole lot for only $17!

"The One Hour Dress of 1924" plus Bonuses, is a downloadable ebook in the popular PDF format. You can read it on your computer or print it out if you prefer a hard copy. Being in PDF format means it can be read by both PC's and Mac's. All you need is the Free Adobe Acrobat Reader software that you most probably already have. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, click this link to get it FREE: Get Acrobat Reader

NOTES: 1. NOT suitable for WebTV users, 2. The file size is 12.55MB - this won't be a problem for broadband or cable users but it's not suitable for 'dial up' users.


  Yes Robert, I would like to learn the secrets to making a 1920's Dress in ONE HOUR!... and to receive the 8 FREE Extra Bonuses detailed below...

  I understand that the Single ONE HOUR DRESS PDF file contains everything including:

The One Hour Dress of 1924 - The book that created a fashion sensation in 1924
The Two Hour Dress of 1925 - Another quickly made dress design with associated instructions!
How I Make Dresses in 35 minutes - Dressmaking Tips from the World Record holder!
News and Magazine Articles on the One Hour Dress - Read what a stir the One Hour Dress created!
20 examples of 1924 Dresses in color! - Inspirational colors and designs!
26 examples of 1924 Dresses in duotone and color! - More inspirational colors and designs!
Dressmaking Instruction Videos - I can watch as an expert sewer uses the instructions contained in this book to create a One Hour Dress
30 examples of 1925 Dresses in color! - Be inspired by these beautiful fashion illustrations
Color Videos of 1920s Fashions - See genuine 1920s fashions in rare color videos

  I understand that the cost is $17 USD and that the PDF File is available for immediate download once I have paid...

  On that basis, I would like to Purchase the ONE HOUR DRESS & Bonuses Right Now!

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P.S. The information contained in the One Hour Dress would cost you over $300 if you could find copies for sale. This is all rare and hard to find information from our extensive personal library.

P.P.S. We have kept the price of the One Hour Dress at $17 for nearly six years now but it will be going up to $21 shortly. This may be your last chance to buy it at the old price.

Disclaimer: An experienced dressmaker can make a One Hour Dress in less than an hour, but a novice will likely take longer. Same for the 1925 Two Hour Dress.