"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

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Susan Sews a Skirt

Back of Pattern Envelope

Like the patterns of earlier in the twentieth century, the back of the pattern envelope has important information. It displays diagrams of the different garments, describes the appropriate fabrics, and gives the necessary yardage for different sizes.

Photograph by Sarah Gordon.