"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

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Susan Sews a Skirt

Back Seam with Zipper Basting

After sewing the back two sections together, Susan sews the top seven inches of that seam with larger basting threads. The zipper will be inserted there and those stitches removed.

Photograph by Sarah Gordon.