Sunday, April 08, 2007

For the War Effort

A few days ago I got this WW2 era booklet in the mail:

During the years for World War 2 it was considered your patriotic duty to sacrifice
and make due. There was rationing in food, gas and even fabrics for clothing.
One of the ways women could help with the war effort, besides having Victory
Gardens, was to be frugal with their clothing. Taking an old item and making it
new was all the rage and this pamphlet is one of many produced during that time
as a guide to help the home seamstress remake her boring clothing into
up-to-date fashionable garments.

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