"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

“Teacher’s Model”

“Teacher’s Model”

Older students made workbooks as well. As a student at the University of Rhode Island, Lucy Pierce assembled a number of notebooks with sewing models. They could later function as lesson plans; Pierce went on to teach home economics at the Technical High School in Providence.

Historic Textile and Costume Collection, University of Rhode Island. Donor: URI Domestic Arts Department.