Instead, I'll show you a couple more thrifted treasures. I love the colors in the old tin above. Red and aqua. And the drawings are so sweet. Unfortunately, the lid is too large for the tin. It doesn't matter though, I might force it on (it was on when I bought it). The bottom of the tin says "Bachman Bakeries Corp., Reading, PA," and there is an imprint of a pretzel.
And then I found this:
This book, Art of Dressmaking, by Butterick was published in 1927. It has some very useful information on shirring, facings, altering, etc., I found a short chapter on "Maternity Clothes" and had a good laugh. It says, "Maternity clothes have two objects: One is to make your condition unnoticeable, the other is to give you every physical advantage possible." Really? To conceal your "condition?" Too funny. So, I guess that means that T-shirts that say "BABY" with an arrow pointing to your belly are out? Darn! (And, just for the record, I did not own or wear such a shirt) And a useful tip on brassieres: "You should wear a brassiere that supports your figure and keeps it neat and trim." Neat and trim? Who wrote this book? They are hilarious!
Hopefully tomorrow I will be able to show you something crafty. I can't make any promises though.