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Do you remember the days when the sewing lady came to your house and sewed and sewed and then you pulled the bastings? And there were yards and yards and spools and spools of bastings, and mother made you save them all so carefully? Do you remember the hours spent on fine hand finishings and tiny seams, that never showed at all when your friends admired your new dress? But that was several years ago. The idea today is not only to save time, energy and basting thread, but to do everything in the easiest way possible.
"Short Cuts in Sewing,"
The Iowa Homemaker: Vol. 1
, Article 10.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/homemaker/vol1/iss7/10