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Use Your Maid's Old UniformApril 17
In 1943 a lot of the sewing books focused on renovating and remaking, using what you already had to make what you needed. For this School Girl's dress it is suggested that you use a flowered cotton ho...
Make Warm Knee Caps for Our Soldier BoysApril 16
From 'Plain and Fancy Needlework', November 1917, this pattern shows how to crochet Knee Caps. They only take one half hank Germantown knitting yarn, and a No. 3 1/2 hook. And I'm sure the soldier boy...
It's 1967 - Let's Wear Paper Dresses!April 15
The Paper Caper - 1967 Paper DressesYou can't clean them, but you can snip off the dirty parts."The Duchess of Windsor has worn it. Joan Kennedy, wife of the senior senator from Massachusetts, worn pa...
Dance Away A Bermuda AfternoonApril 14
"Each spring they flock to Bermuda like birds to a rookery, full of primordial purpose. As a Princeton freshman put it, "You can go to Jamaica for sun. We're here to meet girls." "My friends who came ...