Stitch in Time

OPA's Consumer Division told the nation's housewives some facts of life this week. That they had to be told would have made their mothers and grandmothers blush for them. OPA's advice: reline coats, cut down adults' garments for children, reknit sweaters, retrim dresses, use the needle-&-thread at home to produce, remake, refurbish family clothing. All this would help the war effort, vowed OPA.

Month ago the National Needlecraft Bureau promoted National Sew-and-Save Week. With taxes pressing, and inferior garments in the stores at rising prices, U.S. women thronged in uncountable thousands to sewing classes—held by mailorder houses, department stores, schools. More...

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