Saturday, January 2

Make and Mend for Victory




I was so thrilled to find this book at a barn sale this summer. Thrilled! I had heard of its existence but had never seen one. As a big fan of the techniques and wisdom used during our countries hardest times, I've loved pouring over the sewing details and learning new tricks of the trade. Here are some of my favorite pages:

























12 comments:

Dianna said...

Book looks great - I'll have to keep my eyes out for another copy of it!

Mary Ann said...

That's very cool! I love making things out of old clothing.

Janel said...

That looks wonderful. Is it old enough to be reprintable? I would love something like that.

Great find!

BTW, I've gotten errors the last couple times I've tried to post a comment. I'm trying things differently, hoping, it works this time.

Anonymous said...

This is such a cool looking book.. What a great find!

sue in NJ

Emily said...

ooh, hannah... love the look of that book! i'm only creative and crafty like that in my imagination! :)

HanRuthie said...

What a wonderful find! I'm going to check ebay right now to see if one is floating around out there!

RetroGirl said...

Thanks so much for sharing a glimpse of your treasure! Everything about WWII fascinates me. I think I should make another 1940's dress and be grateful that I don't live with the fabric rationing of those days!

~am

Susannah said...

"You've got the goods... ON HIM!"

Fantastic! Another blogger mentioned this same booklet to me when I asked for vintage clothing refashion tips, and I instantly shot off to eBay to order myself one. Thank you for posting these scans... I'm even more excited about receiving mine in the mail!

ShannonAshley said...

I'm new to your blog having seen this post on Sew Retro and I neeeeeed to get one!!! Congrats on your wonderful find!

www.sew-thrifty.blogspot.com

Rosie O'Grady said...

I could kick myself at least a thousand times for not taking a booklet about "re-weaving" with me when I left the Texas Ag. Extension Service, because I am sure the next agent cleaned house, and threw "all that old stuff" away. It is a lost art. I will have to look for this treasure you found. I love your blog.

Andrea R said...

Whoa, I have a copy of this book! It's awesome, but my grandmother lived thru London during "The War" and she taught me all these things when she taught me how to sew,.

Way cool. :)

tiddleywink said...

I used to have that very booklet! I wonder what ever happened to it? I still have my copies of "1003 Household Hints and Worksavers" (1947) and "How to Cut Your Cost of Living" (1942).