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^ interesting text, thanks for sharing :)


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^Yes, thanks for that. I believe bitching excuses preaching, and so the condensed version of the sermon I use whenever anyone bitches about the price of clothing is, "would you make that for $x?" The answer's usually no...

Out of curiosity, has anyone ever gone to the trouble of recreating a garment without flying shuttles etc? Even William Morris didn't quite hand-spin his thread, I don't believe. Be interesting to see some documentation of that, if it's out there.

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 Post subject: Re: The context
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You mean, hand-spin? I've seen that done. At a renaissance fair, come to think. But did she go all the way through the process of, say, making a shirt, start to finish? That's what I'm a bit curious about.

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as in, from the sheep? no, she only went from sheep to yarn. i know someone that I could ask who would know if anyone has recorded the whole process, but otherwise I think you'd have to collate videos of the processes together.

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Some articles on the fashion during the 1940s:

The line of duty: how the British followed fashion during the second world war
http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/feb/20/in-the-line-of-duty-fashion-during-second-world-war

"It was not until June 1941 that clothing became subject to formal rationing. With fabric increasingly required for service uniforms, not to mention camouflage, blankets, oil cloths and a hundred other military uses, civilians were now limited to one new outfit – eg 66 coupons – a year. Churchill hated the principle, convinced that reducing the nation to living in “rags and tatters” would have a devastating effect on morale. But the legislation was driven through by Oliver Lyttelton at the Board of Trade who believed – correctly, as it turned out – that rationing would allow the poorest sections of society to get a fairer share of the dwindling number of clothes available in the shops. Lyttelton devised a fiendishly complex new paper economy by which each garment, and every bit of cloth, was deemed to be “worth” a certain amount of labour and material. Fourteen coupons got you a new winter coat, seven a dress, while three were needed for a pair of knickers."

Fashion on the ration: how make do and mend defined wartime style
http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2015/mar/04/fashion-on-the-ration-make-do-and-mend-wartime-style


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