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    Make Do and Mend (Historic Booklet Series) (Paperback) Foreword by Hugh Dalton, By (author) Ministry of Information

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    DescriptionPrepared for the Board of Trade by the Ministry of Information in 1943, this publication gives the hints and tips needed to make clothing last longer at a time when rationing and severe shortages meant that the average household were unable to replenish their worn out wardrobe. The 'Make Do & Mend' campaign was intended to help get the last possible ounce of wear from clothing and household items and the hints in this book were tested and approved by the Board of Trade Make Do and Mend Advisory Panel, a body of practical people, mostly women. The book aimed to help you: to keep clothes looking trim as long as they had to last; to renovate children's outgrown clothes so cleverly that none is ever wasted; to turn every scrap of good material possessed to advantage; to keep household linen in good repair; and, to make do with things you already had instead of buying new.

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    Make Do and Mend
    Authors and contributors
    Foreword by Hugh Dalton, By (author) Ministry of Information
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 32
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 215 mm
    Thickness: 4 mm
    Weight: 41 g
    ISBN 13: 9780955272349
    ISBN 10: 0955272343

    BIC E4L: BEA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.7
    BIC subject category V2: AKTA, JFCK
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010000
    DC22: 646.400941
    Thema V1.0: AKT, JBCC3
    Illustrations note
    29 line illustrations
    Sabrestorm Publishing
    Imprint name
    Sabrestorm Publishing
    Publication date
    03 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    Table of contents
    To make clothes last longer 2 The 'Stitch in Time' 8 Washing and ironing hints 15 Turn out and renovate 19 Unpick and knit again 28 Index 32