Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sewing in the 40s.

I saw this fascinating video over at Lucky Lucille's earlier today. It's a Simplicity sewing video from the 40s and certain parts of it were really amusing.

For example, what is her boyfriend doing while she's having an awkwardly long monologue by the window? Why should the money raised from the home ec fashion show go to the basketball (I think it was basketball) team? Also, the acting is hilariously stiff.

Anyway, I really enjoyed it. :)

Until next time,


  1. Haha - thanks so much for sharing this! Super cute, (a 40's fashion show?!) corny, awkward (what :is: her boyfriend doing while she's having that awkwardly long monologue by the window?), and really, really corny. Right up my alley:)

    And I love the (teal/green?) corduroy jumper!

  2. That was fun--at turns cute, cringe-inducing, and definitely corny. I loved all the styles, though. I just really like the whole "look" from this period. Also, this isn't really related, but I wonder if anyone has ever researched how people's vocal inflection has changed. It's not just the sound quality. People from the 30-50s actually talked differently than we do today. There was also kind of a 60-70s voice. I wonder if it was due to voice coaching, if it was regional, or a class thing or what.


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