Sunday, April 13, 2014

Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Working with Striped Fabrics

When it comes to stripes, Ruth advises you to not be thrifty or skimpy with your fabric. Extra fabric is needed to align the stripes with symmetry. Ruth illustrates the resulting pleasing alignment when pattern pieces are laid out optimally, as well as the poor outcome when stripes are not aligned.

You may have noticed that Ruth uses the term "wash dress", a term from 1920s which I believe means a day dress that could be washed with the bulk of the weekly wash without needing any special care. I could be wrong, though. If anyone knows otherwise, let me know!

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