Category Archives: retro wife
I have decided to join the Sew For Victory challenge. I stumbled onto to the Lucky Lucille blog. And that’s how I found out about the challenge.
The goal is to sew an outfit from the 1940’s.
I think…NO…I KNOW I can!! My Grammy Helen was an accomplished seamstress and taught me many tricks. Grammy sewed for San Francisco’s upper crust. Many of my outfits in the 70’s were made with scraps from these ladies. 😉
In fact, I sew on my other Grammy’s 1960 Kenmore !!
Though I will say I was NEVER a fan of polyester!
My Grammy learned to sew very, very young. And later as a war bride, she learned to make do with whatever was at hand. Including flour sacks.
It’s interesting that off and on over the years I have used the skills I didn’t really realize I had, to earn a living!
So in memory of her, I am doing the Sew for Victory Challenge. I have not quite decided on a pattern yet, though I have an idea of what I want. The 1940’s were a great time for ladies fashions. Very flattering and feminine.
Keep an eye out for updates on my outfit!
I am A Good Wife…. Bwahahahahahah~ NOT…
It is not that I don’t try… But sometimes my intentions just don’t work out like I thought!
And on that note…. One of my favorite cookbooks is “The Brides Book” 1936
It is loaded with all manner of useful tips on being a GOOD WIFE… I also possess several others that read like novels… Here are some Tips for YOU:
“Your house-dress should be wide enough for action, but not so wide it will get in your way or make you trip on stairs or the ladder.”….. “A house-dress should also be able to achieve a ‘nipped-in’ hourglass definition when corralled by your crisp and clean apron.”
~Yeah- That one’s worked out really well for me.~ (a touch of sarcasm there)
“Never complain. Never show strain”
“Always wear the proper foundation garments“
Advice on keeping your man:
“The moment your world-weary office gladiator plants one wing-tipped foot through the vestibule, like an earthbound Tinkerbell, you shall flit around him until he wants for no more.~Delivering the high-ball, the newspaper, his slippers and the dinner with a SMILE and eyes overflowing with adoration.”
“You should also eagerly ask questions about his day, benching your own news until further notice”
(that one isn’t working
out to well for Hubby…)
So….How good of a wife are YOU? I’d love to hear from you!