home economics department, mending clothes, clothing stain removal, updating clothing, clothing repair
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Next to food economy, the housewife will find her largest savings in the family clothing. The price of clothing steadily advanced throughout the war period and even now after three years the prices are still beyond the means of a great many of us. The normal conditions of the textile supply cannot be restored for years. In order to save textiles and correct all habits of wastefulness, study the possibilities of partly worn garments and do not discard them. Frequently touches of embroidery, braid, rows of buttons or other means of simply trimming can be used to cover up defect in garments, as well as add to their attractiveness. Learn to remodel old garments and waster nothing.
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Linfield, A., "Renovation and Remodeling" (1922). SDSU Extension Circulars. 86.