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Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Every girl should know how to dress simply, attractively and within her means. A girl should not only know how to make her own garments but she should also learn to buy materials, taking into consideration quality, suitability and color. She should select the best materials she can afford. Cheap, gawdy garments will have to be replaced by new ones and will become an extravagance. Good materials usually clean well and may be remodeled. Attractive clothing will have good materials, color, design and workmanship and will be appropriate to the person and the occasion. A Clothing Club girl will learn to draft and altar patterns, to know materials, to construct garments, to care for her clothing and to know the principles of design and choice of color. Leadership and usefulness to the community will be developed. To be well dressed, one must have a clean body, well brushed and carefully arranged hair, clean and neatly trimmed finger nails, teeth which are well cared for, shoes which are well polished and in good repair and appropriate clothing which is carefully brushed and pressed and in good condition.
Kiethline, May, "Clothing Handbook for Club Girls" (1926). SDSU Extension Circulars. 246.