new clothes, expense, homekeeper, good living, home economics department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
How to keep a family well clothed on the average income is a problem that often perplexes the homekeeper. As clothing is but one of the divisions of expense in good living, it should represent a definite percentage of the whole income. This is usually conceded to be about 20 per cent of the entire means of support. To keep the cost of the wardrobe within the amount allotted to clothing, it is necessary to spend wisely and to control the wear of clothing. Budget keeping is the key to seasonal buying, adaptions of fashion information and clothing control.
Kiethline, May and McElmurry, Loretta, "New Clothes From Old" (1927). SDSU Extension Circulars. 268.