Friday, August 23, 2013
The Modern Home Economist - Altering Winter Coats
I found this feature in a September 1951 Woman's Day. The title was "If You Can't Make Your Old Coat Do, Make It Over"...Sound familiar? Right out of our favorite homily: Make It Do or Do Without. This feature made it clear that you could indeed make your old coat do very well. I hope when these images are opened they will be larger than they appear here. I loved this feature which was labeled "Found Money" and appeared in many years of the Woman's Day magazines. I've another feature where a man's suit clothes are used to outfit a little boy that I mean to share as well. And there will be other such features to share with you all as I read through these lovely old magazines with so many helpful articles pertaining to the art of homemaking.
I think what I love best about these magazines isn't just the old ads or the wonderful fiction but the purpose truly seemed to be to TEACH women the art of homemaking and budgeting and making the everyday beautiful. I've found several wonderful items to share with you all in the coming weeks. (Just be patient with me as I start out on this new venture as it's taking a bit of time, but will share all that shortly.) Here's this feature about making an old coat DO for another season or two.