Groups of women met at one another's homes to plan, cut, and fit dresses for the contest.
A dress of taffeta under construction.
First prize: a blue velvet dress (cost: $10.42)
Second prize: a blue rayon dress (cost $6.09)
Fourth prize: Checked bolero suit (cost $6.84)
Seventh prize: a wool and satin suit (cost $7.57)
23rd prize: Plaid suit (cost: $9.22)
"Great applause greeted 203-lb. Mrs. Smith for her dress's slimming lines"
Elegant formal dress
Most exotic entry: pantaloon-and-coat