Remember this book, that started it all:
Well, thankfully it arrived (finally) today, as I sit at home with a sick and clingy kid, and it's all I could have hoped for.
Some of the patterns look outrageously complicated. But I'm sure there will be 1 or 2 I can manage (after I finish my current sweater).
Whether you knit or no, buy this book. It's just beautiful and it gives an amazing perspective on fashion and body philosophy of the '20s - '40s. Apparently, it's a painstaking reconstruction of a book (the manuscript and photos of which were) destroyed by fire.