1945 Pattern Alteration Booklet, Farmers' Bulletin No. 1968 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Margaret Smith (author)

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Produced by the Bureau of Human Nutrition and Home Economics, this was a War Time effort by the Government to help families economize, and to look their best while rations and materials were still in short supply.

Margaret Smith (Clothing Specialist) was the author... but who knows whether she was a real person?! (I mean, now that we know Carolyn Keene wasn't real and that all of the Nancy Drew mysteries were a team effort - wow! Illusions shattered!!! This could have been put together by a couple of old Eastern European garmentos from NYC and the ladies who stitched for them.)

39 pages of clearly illustrated and well explained alterations include sections such as:
> Shoulders and Chest of Pattern Too Wide
> Back Armholes of Pattern Too Short
> Skirt Pattern Too Small at Waist Front

With information like this, every woman had the possibility to look like clients of a NY couturier house with their garments fit to perfection.

The booklet or pamphlet itself is in super condition. It looks as though it's been handled very little, and except for the some yellowing around the edges and spine, and the tiniest curl on one corner of the back cover, there's not a thing wrong with it. I don't believe this was ever used.

Roughly 6 inches X 9 inches, with a stapled spine.

The paper is slightly better than pulp grade, matte finish. Printing is all black ink (no color).

Condition is Very Good

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