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Amusing & educational 1948 sewing video

cycler1729 | Posted in General Discussion on

Sometimes hilarious!



  1. user-51823 | | #1

    sailor beware!love those newfangled 'sliding fasteners'.thanks! that was great. funny, but also a wonderful look back into vintage styles.

  2. jatman | | #2

    Wow!  That's a little like watching 'Stepford Wives' but very entertaining and interesting.  Thank you for sharing the link!


  3. GailAnn | | #3

    Thank you for sharing.  I loved it!  Guess that answers my "new" dress pattern questions.......  Gail

  4. Ralphetta | | #4

    Loved it!  How did you find it?

    1. cycler1729 | | #5

      I was doing a Google search for sewing machine cabinets and I came across a podcast by someone who calls her blog "grandma's sewing cabinet" and she mentioned this video.  There are many additional sewing videos at the same site of this one.


  5. dotty | | #6

    thanks for that. very funny. The info about using a pattern could still be useful for beginners.

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    VKStitcher | | #7

    I love it!  What a hoot!  Is that the same announcer from "Leave It To Beaver"??


    ...who has been watching too muchTVLand lately...  :-)

    Edited 8/23/2007 3:06 pm ET by VKStitcher

    1. cycler1729 | | #8

      I'm glad that you all liked it - I was ROTFL at some of it!

      The voice of the actress is very familiar to me - I know that I've heard it somewhere before!

  7. fabricholic | | #9

    Very entertaining. I give it five stars. Thanks for sharing.Marcy

  8. BernaWeaves | | #10

    "What happens if the pattern doesn't fit?"

    "Oh it will.  Betty bought the correct size."


    Other than that, the sewing information was great, and well photographed.

    The acting and voice overs were hysterical, though.

    Thanks, for sharing.   I loved the dress she made.  I'd wear that today.


    1. GailAnn | | #11

      You said that you'd wear the dress she made today.  I've been thinking about that.  I would be so nice to have those changes for the neckline, like about 3 dresses.

      Do you think it is nearly the same dress as the Butterick Fitting Shell?  Maybe with a little fullness cut in the skirt front?  Gail

      1. stitchintime | | #12

        What a riot! Thanks for the laugh.

        So... have we made any progress since 1948???

        Edited 8/28/2007 5:04 pm ET by stitchintime

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