This advice from 1949 might explain a few things about your mother!

This is too funny not to share! We came across this on Facebook and thought it might bring back a
Nostalgia

This is too funny not to share! We came across this on Facebook and thought it might bring back a few memories.

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I know I’ve seen pictures of my grandmother looking as if she were about to pop off to the country club when instead she had a date with an enormous pile of hemming for her ever-growing eight children.

How times have changed! Can you even imagine putting on lipstick to ensure good results at the sewing machine? How many people even make their own clothes these days?

This advice from Singer made us laugh, but it also made us feel a little nostalgic for a time when people put in a bit more effort.  Do you feel the same way?

 

Did this throwback make you laugh? Did your mum follow these rules?

  1. I’ll go with the first paragraph. It was always a good idea to have the house in order before starting a sewing project. I did a lot of sewing for myself and daughters in the sixties and seventies.

  2. I’ll go with the first paragraph. It was always a good idea to have the house in order before starting a sewing project. I did a lot of sewing for myself and daughters in the sixties and seventies.

  3. lol I can’t see anyone getting dressed up to do the sewing today

    • Jan Edwards  

      We might be flat out seeing anyone sewing today. It is always a good skill to have though.

  4. My mum was a dressmaker, we still have four of her sewing machines including the old treadle machine.

  5. My mum was a dressmaker, we still have four of her sewing machines including the old treadle machine.

    • Jan Edwards  

      My daughter has mine. I made a lovely black figured silk dress on that to wear to an Apex ball in Corowa. It was all ruched along the front seam which ended in a split. I had a figure then. Alas, some things change. ( so I gave it to a girl friend).

  6. What a terrific quote. It can apply to life in general. Good Results are difficult when indifference dominates.

  7. What a terrific quote. It can apply to life in general. Good Results are difficult when indifference dominates.

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