Re: flea market score today
- From: Sharon Hays <mamahays@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 07:45:05 -0600
Kate XXXXXX wrote:
BEI Design wrote:
Sharon Hays wrote:
I found a treasure at the flea market today. One of my
pals and I just needed to be o-u-t of the house for a
while so we went and wandered.
Found a copy (in very good condition considering its age)
a copy of "Sewing Made Easy." "All about dressmaking and
sewing for the home....1,000 easy, step by step pictures."
Copyright MCMLX (1960.)
All sorts of fun things in there. A pretty good section
on tailoring. A really nice section on how to add things
to a pattern, like godets, or change out the sleeve
style. All manner of fun things. Great line drawings.
It really does look like a gem of a book.
There's some chuckle-worthy stuff too.
I really love this from the chapter on "Buying your
"Are you short? If you are less than 5 feet 3 inches,
you are called short. You may be short and plump, or you
may be a tiny, perfect doll. But these Do's and Don't's
for dress and pattern buying apply to all small figures."
"Are you tall? If you are 5 feet 7 inches or over, you
are counted tall. Tall women are lucky, for they can wear
the striking, unusual clothes shown in this fashion
Not to mention they can reach the top shelf at the
And I got this treasure for the princely sum of $1. ;)
Score!!! Sounds like lots of fun and I'm green.
Beverly, throwing a well-used pincushion at Sharon's head...
I have some lovely 30's and 40's sewing manuals that are real treasures!
Very proper in some respects. I imagine them being read in a 1930's
BBC radio sort of voice...
lol I know what you mean, Kate. I kept hearing the Voice Over Guy from all
the 50's and 60's era educational type films. I swear it sounded like one
guy who did the voice overs on ALL of those films. Seemed like he would be
the best choice for this book too. ;)
Never try to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of time and just annoys the