"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

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Susan Sews a Skirt

Ironing Fabric

After we washed and dried the linen, Susan irons it. She also irons the tissue paper pattern. One advantage of home sewing is that you can pre-shrink the fabric.

Photograph by Sarah Gordon.