"Make It Yourself"

by Sarah A. Gordon

Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890–1930

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Susan Sews a Skirt

Pinned Waistband

Susan has pinned the waistband to the skirt, making sure that her darts face opposite ways. They will get sewn down as she attaches the waistband and pointing them in opposite ways helps to avoid lumps.

Photograph by Sarah Gordon.