Many of us see a need to encourage the next generation of needlewomen. Certainly, the editors of Threads have done their part with such ventures as Sewstylish.
I recently came accross a lovely little publication. 8 1/4″ X 11 1/2″ format. 60 pages + 8 pages of ads and coupons. It is “MODERN MISS: Simplicity’s fashion magazine for home economists and their students!” I adore it! The issue I have in my possession is Fall-Winter 1957.
This would, of course, be an excellent addition to any sewing classroom. I think it may fit into some of the life skills or parenting classes as well.
Simplicity patterns are prominently featured as are “1 yard skirts”. There are articals about the virtues of wools and linens, interfacing and stories about fashion shows, health classes, vocational programs, and career opportunities for young women just out of high-school, as well as, stories about home ec classes across the country.
Ads are placed for foundation garments, sanitary products, laundry supplies, self-care (good grooming), sewing machines, buttons, thread, and irons. What I like the best, is in the front are coupons that can be cut out and sent in for free samples and booklets.
I’ve been out of high-school for some time now, but I am wondering whether this avenue of encouraging fashion sewing among young girls is being filled? Gail