Singer Sewing Machine Attachments from 1906 Singer Sewing Machine Attachments from 1906

This little booklet is the "Instructions for Using The Singer Manufacturing Co's Attachments  - Style No. II for No. 27 Machine&quo...

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For A Busy Life - What She Wore in 1955 For A Busy Life - What She Wore in 1955

McCall's Magazine had advice for the gal in 1955. "For a busy life at home or in the office, what looks freshest and takes the leas...

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Eleven Busiest Models of 1955 Eleven Busiest Models of 1955

The April 1955 cover featured eleven of the most popular models of the day. How many can you name?  

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Use Your Maid's Old Uniform Use Your Maid's Old Uniform

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 Gi...

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Make Warm Knee Caps for Our Soldier Boys Make Warm Knee Caps for Our Soldier Boys

From 'Plain and Fancy Needlework', November 1917, this pattern shows how to crochet Knee Caps. They only take one half hank Germanto...

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It's 1967 - Let's Wear Paper Dresses! It's 1967 - Let's Wear Paper Dresses!

The Paper Caper - 1967 Paper Dresses You can't clean them, but you can snip off the dirty parts. "The Duchess of Windsor has worn i...

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Dance Away A Bermuda Afternoon Dance Away A Bermuda Afternoon

"Each spring they flock to Bermuda like birds to a rookery, full of primordial purpose. As a Princeton freshman put it, "You can g...

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Your Wig Wardrobe Your Wig Wardrobe

The Complete Book of Fashion Modeling (1969) also shows what wigs you'll need to have if you are going to be a successful model. "Y...

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Sit Pretty On The Washing Machine Sit Pretty On The Washing Machine

The Complete Book of Fashion Modeling (1969) by Bernie Lenz is just the best guide for your future. "The world of modeling is widesprea...

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Full Fashioned Silk Hosiery - 1928 Full Fashioned Silk Hosiery - 1928

These were offered through the Gorcy Embroidery Journal- a monthly catalog from a Montreal based department company. This ad was in the Augu...

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Bead Coiffure - 1865 Bead Coiffure - 1865

This beautiful woman was in the 1865 Lady's Friend Magazine. She is showing her "Bead Coiffure". Imagine the elaborate work, n...

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Aprons - Glamorous and Practical Aprons - Glamorous and Practical

McCall's Needlework & Crafts magazine from 1956 shows apron patterns worthy of your time. The Bavarian style asks for a lot of cross...

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