Saturday, November 30, 2013

1916 Christmas Gift Ideas for Boy Scouts

Want some ideas for the Boy Scouts in your life? Of course these "will be appreciated by every out-of-doors boy whether he be a Scout or not".

Friday, November 29, 2013

What-I-Found's Guide To Christmas Gifts

In an effort to help you out this busy season I have complied some useful gift suggestions. 

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving Gift -Betsy McCall

Here's a little something to enlarge and print out and keep a kid happy this afternoon - Happy Thanksgiving! 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Patriotic Thanksgiving Dinner Recipes from 1917

In case you are still looking for some ideas for that important meal, here are some suggestions from Modern Priscilla Magazine, November 1917. These will either be an inspiration or wear you out just reading how much work was involved because you want a "minimum of disturbance in changing courses without a maid". But don't worry, these are approved by the U.S. Food Administration! 
(Please excuse this formatting- I've been out of commission and need a refresher course)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Thompson's Universal Garment Cutter - 1896 - Part 2

Mrs. F. E. Thompson had quite the system here. These sold for $5.00 ($141.00 today) and they were used by home sewers and dress makers. That included very young girls, and mothers supporting families.

The system was based on accurate measurements. But complete instructions were given.

Here is one dress and the pattern pages you'd need to make it. There were pages for every garment, you looked at an index and it told you what pages you needed to use. 

For the Basque (one or two darts);

For the Turn Down collar; 
The Sleeve (two to choose from);
And then choose between two Skirts;

Just consider the work this took, there were limited fabric choices, no high powered machines like we'd use today, and imagine washing these!  

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thompson's Universal Garment Cutter - 1896

Hello again! I know I've been gone a good long while, but it's all due to some nice life changes. I do have a treat to get back in the swing of things. "Thompson's Garment Cutter" a magazine of sorts. It is dated 1896 and is chock full of amazing fashions that you could make using the patterns provided. More about those tomorrow, but here is the eye candy!