Home Sewing on the American Home Front:She Saves Who Sews For Victory


This paper was originally published in Costume the journal of The Costume Society (UK), 1992.

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WPByardstick Government guidelines for clothing production.

voguepatchwork A designer jacket made from small scrap wool pieces of fabrics.

suitthatboughtbond A woman’s suit made from a man’s old suit.

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pickenalterations Alterations to resize old dresses.

gaybras Bras and summer wear made from tablecloths

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rescuedrems Suits made from the scrap fabrics of two old garments.

bitsoffelt Fashionable accessories to make from little bits of craft felt

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victory9 cottonstockings Accessories to be made from cut up Cotton stockings, which were plentiful in the U.S.

victory10 pickendarns Ways of darning stockings.

victory11 Enlarged photos of some of the illustrations


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