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1943 Fabric Saving Dress Pattern / Library of Congress

1943

National Women’s History Museum

National Women’s History Museum

Wartime conservation through home sewing is demonstrated by Powers model Cynthia Hope who works with a fabric-saving dress pattern. All patterns are now adjusted to WPB (War Production Board) conservation rules. Average saving: 1/8 yard per dress. Cynthia cuts the top of her contrast dress with a remnant which would otherwise be wasted. Utilizing remnants saves tremendous yardage, gets smart results

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  • Title: 1943 Fabric Saving Dress Pattern / Library of Congress
  • Date Created: 1943
  • Subject Keywords: Women's History, Fashion, Sewing Patterns, World War II Home Front
  • External Link: Library of Congress

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