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Homespun Recycling

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1980
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 324024
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk

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Title Homespun Recycling
Description a dye streak, seam or as a trim. She even placed one on a sleeve saying, "It will be as handy as a pocket in your underwear." She used newspapers or brown wrapping paper to make her patterns. Sometimes she picked the seams of worn clothing adding inches and subtracting here, there for a proper fit. She added a cuff to a sleeve or sewed a piece of matching material. To camouflage the seam, she embroidered fancy stitches, adding a feu to the yoke, collar, pocket to create the feeling of an original design. Sometimes she became over-aealous. Laay daisies would bloom in the most interesting places. She loved buttons and held a deep regard for those she snipped fron uniforms. Her button box, a round tin with a battered lid, was a child's delimit. She didn't string like buttons together but seemed to know the fun and interest created when she asked her children to find buttons of a certain size and color. It was searching for buried treasures in the old button box. Buttons were sewn on sleeves, pockets, bodices, overseams, and even to dress hems. Her hand-stitched button holes were the work of an artist. Regardless of size, from large coats to tiny baby clothes, there were not "Pig-eyes" among them. Years quickly passed. Her eldest son was graduating from high school. There was money for his clothing, with the exception of a new shirt. A dear friend dipped deeply into a cedar chest and found a vintage shirt of her husband's. It was made of the finest striped cotton but presented a problem. It was a large shirt made to be worn with celluloid cuffs and collar. The two women ripped its seams, cut it to size ard used the unworn shirt-tail of a bleached and boiled white shirt to make the collar and cuffs. They had created a forerunner of the shirts today. After her son overcame his reluctance, he decided it was the best looking shirt he had ever owned. Once again, necessity triumphed. Her talents for sewing and designing clothes did not go unapre-ciated. She gave her time helping other women adjust patterns, choose the right fabrics and, of course, shared her dye pot. She was a self-taught recyclist who loved her work. Sources! Author's personal experiences. Her sisters and nieces. A letter from her friend, Mrs. Halter Jones. -92-
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Identifier 106_Homespun Recycling.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 12
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323948
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6ff3qhk/323948