"Make It Yourself": Home Sewing, Gender, and Culture, 1890-1930


Subject:
Crafts , Home & Housing , Home Economics , Sewing

Description:
This monograph considers how "home sewing is laden with multiple meanings about femininity, labor, family, creativity, sexuality, identity, and economics." The author "uses established as well as more unusual source materials, including dresses, sewing workbooks and paper dolls, to argue that home sewing is a unique vehicle for understanding larger changes in American culture." Includes illustrations, audio clips of interviews, and a slide show of someone sewing a skirt.

Creator:
Gordon, Sarah A.

Publisher:
Columbia University Press

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.gutenberg-e.org/gordon/


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