Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Will the real seamstress please step forward?

Mom found an excerpt from a 1949 sewing manual. Enjoy, and just try not to giggle just a little, if not laugh right out loud.

"Prepare yourself mentally for sewing. Think about what you are going to do...never approach sewing with a sigh or lackadaisically. Good results are difficult when indifference predominates. Never try to sew with a sink full of dirty dishes or beds unmade. When there are urgent housekeeping chores, do these first so your mind is free to enjoy your sewing.

When you sew, make yourself as attractive as possible. Put on a clean dress. Keep a little bag full of French chalk near your sewing machine to dust your fingers at intervals. Have your hair in order, powder and lipstick put on. If you are constantly fearful that a visitor will drop in or your husband will come home and you will not look neatly put together, you will not enjoy your sewing as you should."

How about that? You have a smile on your face, right? You're welcome.


The Hardy's said...

Heck, these days, no one would EVER get any sewing done. Wait....sewing...what's that?

I hope you have time to sew. I wish I did. But I definitely would be putting other household duties on hold to do it.

iamwoman said...

my version would read -- never wear make-up and never get out of your pajamas and dinner? what's dinner?

Kelsie said...

That's hilarious! Maybe that's why I don't sew much--there would be way too much expected of me. :)

Cortney said...

I love it! Totally love it! Thanks, Jen.

Rachel said...

Haha! You had me at "urgent housekeeping chores"!! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

love, sara said...

sounds exactly like how i run my household! ;) thats hilarious!