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Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed

Pickford's House is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
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Looks Sew Good: Magazines and Dressmaking Patterns from the 1930s

Pickford's House

From 18 May 2019 to 22 February 2020

As per opening times at Pickford's House

The 1930s was an era when Hollywood started to take over from the couturiers and high glamour was in. To acquire such a wardrobe, however, was well out of the reach of most, creating a gap in the market that was filled by home dressmaking. Ladies’ journals inspired women to deploy their sewing skills to emulate the styles they saw at the cinema and on showreels of society events.

This exhibition looks at some of the magazines and patterns from the Pickford’s House collection that encouraged women to transform what they saw into reality.

Pickford's House

Opening hours:

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday-Saturday 10am - 5pm
  • Sunday Closed

Pickford's House is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Find us at:

41 Friar Gate, Derby DE1 1DA
01332 715181
info@derbymuseums.org
Plan your visitto Pickford's House