What I found......
The year was 1943, the middle of WWII for the US and described by many as the darkest. The guys overseas had it hard but life at home wasn't easy, either. The waiting and worrying was bad enough but add rationing and shortages to that. Fashions changed to conserve precious materials....like the fabric that might have been a skirt before was now a uniform. This clipping from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, showed how to use a man's suit to make a woman's suit.
Our society has since become a throw away society....."don't fix it, buy another" or "don't pass it down." Nowadays the stores are full of fabric and thread and I often forget how hard it must have been in my grandparents' day....and how lucky I am now.
Anyway, it's a fun read. Hope y'all enjoyed it.
Post by Eileen Patterson.....who is GoofingOff.