"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

Florence Miller Epstein, Rochester New York, Spring 1935

Harriet Lange Hayne’s Graduation Dress

Florence Epstein enjoyed sewing her entire life. In 1935 she was photographed wearing a suit that she made. She recalled the suit with pleasure more than sixty years later.

Photograph by David Epstein.
Courtesy, Ellen Land-Weber. Copyright Ellen Land-Weber, 2006.