remodeling clothing, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Many worn garments may be renovated and remodeled into useful clothes for adult and younger members of the family. There are more possibilities in making over clothing for children than for adults because smaller amounts of material are necessary. Materials that are too old in weave, color, or figure should not be used for children’s clothing unless this fault can be disguised. Sometimes the addition of contrasting color will solve this problem. Often two old garments may be used in the making of one new one.
Linfield, Azalea, "Remodeling" (1924). SDSU Extension Circulars. 153.