"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

Woman in Striped Dress

Woman in Striped Dress

The bold stripes of this dress do not line up at the waist. It is details such as this that comprise what magazines called “that dreaded home made look.”

Courtesy, The Winterthur Library: Joseph Downs Collection of Manuscripts and Printed Ephemera.