This is some good advice from Making Smart Clothes which was published by The Butterick Company in 1934.
"Anyone who has known the satisfaction of wearing custom-made clothes finds it hard to satisfy herself with a ready-to-wear garment. The sense of comfort that comes from a frock or coat which fits in every smallest particular - the confidence attained by the knowledge that one is wearing a distinctive, individual garment, combining one's own choice in fabric, design and color - such satisfaction can be secured only by the possession of a made-to-order wardrobe."
"It is not necessary to be rich to become one of the distinctively dressed women of the world. Any intelligent woman or young girl who is willing to give a reasonable amount of thought and time can wear made-to-order garments at a smaller expense than she can buy a ready-to-wear outfit."