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Getting Ready to Sew


Saturday, August 11, 2012




Here's your laugh for the day. This is from a 1949 sewing manual.
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GETFIT2LIVE 8/14/2012 1:21PM

    My, how the times have changed! Love reading things like this--I have old cookbooks that have similar kinds of advice in them. Um, no, I think not!

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NOTFATCAT 8/13/2012 5:16PM

    OMG that is so great.
I truely wish our society today would dress nicely and put on a good face. We have become such an uncivil society where anything goes.

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TINAJANE76 8/13/2012 5:26AM

    I love these old bits of advice from the 1940s and 1950s! I can only imagine what my husband would think if he came home and saw me sewing dressed to the nines and with full makeup on, lol!

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SANDYW1945 8/12/2012 5:49PM

    A - What's a dress. emoticon


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JAMARIGOLD 8/12/2012 9:30AM

    Oh, dear! I think a visitor or my husband would fall over in shock if they came in and I was doing anything in dress and full makeup! I do, however, like the first part where it's suggested to have the sewing attitude. That attitude idea works for just about everything. "Good results are difficult when indifference predominates."

Have a great Sunday!

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DIANEDOESSMILES 8/12/2012 1:29AM

    OH THIS IS PRICELESS !! HAHAHAHAHA !! I SURE do wish my Mom were still alive,,, she'd SURELY ENJOY hearing this ! HAHAHAHAHA OH YEAH ! HAHAHAHA I LOVED Just READING IT !! Bought back some memories of seeing Grammie back in the 60s myself ! HAHAHAHA SO FUNNY !!!

I DO Remember wearing the HORRIBLE Slips and ironing EVERYTHING,,,,,and wearing dresses to school ALL the time,,,,,, in the 7th grade,,,,it was a part of us OUR doing in which we got the school to NOT doing this any more,,,,,for it was MY class which wore jeans all on the same day,,, what could they do? KICK US ALL OUT? NOT !! LOL I LOVED IT !!! I had to borrow my youngest Brothers Jeans.

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CHERIRIDDELL 8/12/2012 12:53AM

    I love to sew but really I am no poster child when I sew but I was not even born till ten years after that was written so can I get a pass?

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TOWHEE 8/11/2012 10:40PM

    That was published when I was 2 years old and my sister was just born. I certainly don't remember those days, but I do remember the mid-50's and women still dressed every day, down to stockings and girdles. Little girls wore dresses and crinoline slips (highly starched) when they went out in public. I certainly prefer today's more casual style of dress, although I think some of the younger generation have taken it a bit too far.


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4DOGNIGHT 8/11/2012 4:37PM

    ?? Lipstick and powder? Sometimes I'm in my housecoat with no bath yet. I'm on a hyatus for a few days. Dog chewed cords, sewing machine in shop. Carol

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0309COOKIE 8/11/2012 3:19PM

    Oh, that is priceless!

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KIN59VARA 8/11/2012 3:04PM

    I love it!!!

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