Make Do and Mend

Keeping Family and Home Afloat on War Rations
Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1782433031
Category: History
Page: 1
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The rationing period during World War II was a difficult time, and yet it is remembered nostalgically as a time of unity and great sacrifice. Make Do and Mend focuses on clothes rationing, which was introduced in June 1940. With the nation's industrial output concentrated on the war effort, basic clothes were in short supply and high fashion was an unknown commodity. Adults were issued as little as 36 coupons a year to spend on clothes. But a man's suit could cost 22 coupons, a coat 16 and a lady's dress 11, so the need to recycle clothing and be inventive with other materials became a necessity. The government issued the leaflets included in Make Do and Mend to advise on how best to avoid wasting valuable resources by recycling curtains into dresses and old sheets into underwear; in short how to 'make do and mend' rather than buying new clothes. This e-book contains images of the original leaflets, in nostalgic forties illustration style.

Make Do and Mend

Keeping Family and Home Afloat on War Rations
Author: Jill Norman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781843172659
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 160
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The rationing period during World War II is often described as a difficult time and yet also remembered nostalgically as a time of unity and great sacrifice. In fact, many of its rules and guidelines could still be applied today. Make Do and Mend focuses on clothes rationing, which was introduced in June 1940. With the nation's industrial output concentrated on the war effort, basic clothes were in short supply and high fashion was an unknown commodity. Adults were issued as little as 36 coupons a year to spend on clothes. But a man's suit could cost 22 coupons, a coat 16 and a lady's dress 11, so the need to recycle and be inventive with other materials became more and more necessary. The government issued the leaflets included in Make Do and Mend to advise on how best to avoid wasting valuable resources by recycling curtains into dresses and old sheets into underwear; in short how to 'make do and mend' rather than buying new clothes. Produced from original material held in archives the leaflets are also a nostalgic showcase of 1940s' style, which makes them the perfect gift.

MAKE DO and MEND - how to Buy a Designer Handbag Whilst Remaining Friends with Your Bank Manager and Your Conscience


Author: Kate Battrick
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises Uk Limited
ISBN: 9781847530868
Category: Self-Help
Page: 80
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The best guide available to keep you in credit and stay stylish. This book stops you splashing the cash. Make Do & Mend provides you with lots of information for a solvent anxiety free time to let you buy the designer handbag of your dreams. A must have for saying goodbye to debts and hello to a lovely bank balance, health body and mind plus a well organised wardrobe.

Make Do and Mend


Author: A Non
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
ISBN: 0857657488
Category: Reference
Page: 160
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‘A stitch in time saves nine.’ Proverb THRIFTY ADVICE FOR HOMEMAKERS Don’t let being cash-strapped hold you back from having a house and garden to be proud of! This little book offers sage advice on how to use your precious resources of time, energy and money effectively to make a cosy, happy home. With tips on mending, upcycling, cleaning and gardening interspersed with witty quotations, this is an essential addition to every household.

Make Do and Mend


Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Information
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780955272349
Category: Clothing and dress
Page: 32
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Looking at the wartime techniques for household economies, this book is intended for those who are interested in the Second World War British Home Front.

Make Do and Mend a Broken Heart

A heartwarming read to curl up with this winter
Author: Katey Lovell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529400023
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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When you know how, you can make anything from scratch, including a new life after love... When Leanne and Richard bought a dilapidated old seaside cottage to renovate together as their forever home, their future was full of hope and promise. But heartbreak was just around the corner: fast forward a few months and Richard is gone. With his death, Leanne finds herself stony broke, faced with an uninhabitable home and lacking even the basic skills to do it up herself. With the help of the friendly woman who runs the library and the reluctant assistance of the man who works in the local hardware shop, the cottage is lovingly restored. But broken hearts aren't so easy to fix... are they?

The Repair Shop

A Make Do and Mend Handbook
Author: Karen Farrington
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473531969
Category: House & Home
Page: 224
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How do you replenish the stuffing in your favourite sofa seat or your child’s beloved, tatty teddy bear? How do you remove a water mark left on your wooden table? What’s the best way to prevent your leather from cracking? We all have items in our homes that sit about in a state of disrepair while we mull over how to fix them but never actually get round to it. Direct from the Repair Shop's 'Workshop of Dreams', this one-stop practical guide will help you care for those aging treasures and heirlooms around your house, stashed in the attic, or gathering dust in the garage. From furniture and toys to ceramics and clothing, the Repair Shop experts will give you their tips and advice on the art of restoring and conserving everyday items, so you can give new life to your most prized possessions. With clear step-by-step instructions and simple illustrations, find out how to clean, carry and maintain the articles that mean most to you, to safeguard your sentimental legacy for generations to come.

Make Do And Mend

A 120 Page College Ruled Blank Notebook
Author: Blue Glass Media
Publisher: Independently Published
ISBN: 9781097185849
Category:
Page: 122
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Display your love for your favorite sport and show your pride for crafting and crochet with this diary. Use this matte charcoal colored journal as a gift for fellow seamstresses to keep track of all those crafts, fairs, costs, crochet patterns, or future projects! 120 blank college lined pages on cream paper.

El maravilloso Mago de Oz


Author: L. Frank Baum
Publisher: SELECTOR
ISBN: 6074535094
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 120
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The end of the fucking world


Author: Charles Forsman
Publisher: Sapristi
ISBN: 8494785257
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
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Nadie logra alcanzar a los adolescentes James y Alyssa en su huida criminal hacia ninguna parte, con la policía pisándoles los talones y el miedo a convertirse en adultos como principal amenaza. El comic que inspira la nueva serie de Netflix que se ha convertido en un hit indiscutible con un fandom entregado.

Fashion on the Ration

Style in the Second World War
Author: Julie Summers
Publisher: Profile Books
ISBN: 1782830979
Category: Design
Page: 256
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In September 1939, just three weeks after the outbreak of war, Gladys Mason wrote briefly in her diary about events in Europe: 'Hitler watched German siege of Warsaw. City in flames.' And, she continued, 'Had my wedding dress fitted. Lovely.' For Gladys Mason, and for thousands of women throughout the long years of the war, fashion was not simply a distraction, but a necessity - and one they weren't going to give up easily. In the face of bombings, conscription, rationing and ludicrous bureaucracy, they maintained a sense of elegance and style with determination and often astonishing ingenuity. From the young woman who avoided the dreaded 'forces bloomers' by making knickers from military-issue silk maps, to Vogue's indomitable editor Audrey Withers, who balanced lobbying government on behalf of her readers with driving lorries for the war effort, Julie Summers weaves together stories from ordinary lives and high society to provide a unique picture of life during the Second World War. As a nation went into uniform and women took on traditional male roles, clothing and beauty began to reflect changing social attitudes. For the first time, fashion was influenced not only by Hollywood and high society but by the demands of industrial production and the pressing need to 'make-do-and-mend'. Beautifully illustrated and full of gorgeous detail, Fashion on the Ration lifts the veil on a fascinating era in British fashion.

Saga


Author: Brian K. Vaughan,Fiona Staples
Publisher: Planeta DeAgostini Cómics
ISBN: 8491740910
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: N.A
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Prepárate para la historia más impactante y sorprendente de toda la serie de SAGA hasta ahora. Una aventura llena de acción sobre el auténtico terror y las fake news.

Practical Sew & Mend

Essential Mending Know-how
Author: Joan Gordon
Publisher: GMC Publications
ISBN: 9781784941765
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 120
View: 961
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A practical "make do and mend" guide to help you fix your favorite pair of trousers or alter that special thrift store find. With basic sewing hints and tips, you can revive your existing wardrobe and save money at the same time! From sewing on a button or taking up a hem, everything is clearly explained so that even complete beginners can successfully tackle these tasks and more.

Austerity in Britain

Rationing, Controls, and Consumption, 1939-1955
Author: Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191542245
Category: History
Page: 300
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Austerity in Britain is the first book to explore the entire episode of rationing, austerity, and fair shares from 1939 until 1955. These policies were central to the British war effort and to post-war reconstruction. The book analyses the connections between government policy, consumption, gender, and party politics during and after the Second World War. The economic background to austerity, the policy's administration, and changes in consumption standards are examined. Rationing resulted in at times extensive black markets and popular attitudes to the policy ranged from wartime acquiescence to post-war discontent. Austerity in Britain qualifies the myth of common sacrifice on the home front and highlights the limitations of the fair-shares policy which failed to achieve genuine equality between classes or between men and women. The continuation of rationing and austerity policies after 1945 was central to party politics. Disaffection, particularly among women, undermined Labour's popularity while the Conservatives' critique of austerity was instrumental to the party's victories at the general elections of 1951 and 1955.

Rationing


Author: Stewart Ross
Publisher: Evans Brothers
ISBN: 9780237533953
Category: Rationing
Page: 32
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Published in association with the Imperial War Museum, this new series uses primary source evidence such as diaries, posters, newspaper cuttings and oral accounts to portray life on the Home Front.

El aprendiz de brujo

Picasso, Provenza y Douglas Cooper
Author: John Richardson
Publisher: Alianza Editorial Sa
ISBN: 9788420644592
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 376
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Grandma Knows Best


Author: Jane Maple
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
ISBN: 1848589301
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
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Grandma Knows Best encompasses a wealth of long-forgotten knowledge on all things homely, from gardening and cooking to making and mending. Including such chapters as 'New Clothes from Old', 'Waste Not Want Not' and 'Traditional Labour-Saving Ideas', this book is good for the environment and for saving the pennies.

A History of the Paper Pattern Industry

The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution
Author: Joy Spanabel Emery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472577469
Category: Social Science
Page: 256
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Sewing patterns have been the principle blueprint for making garments in the home for centuries. From their origins in the tailoring manuals of the 16th century to the widely produced pamphlets of the 18th and 19th centuries, through to the full size packet patterns of today, their history and development has reflected major changes in technology (such as the advent of the sewing machine), retailing and marketing practices (the fashion periodical), and shifts in social and cultural influences. This accessible book explores this history, outlining innovations in patternmaking by the companies who produced patterns and how these reflected the fashions and demands of the market. Showcasing beautiful illustrations from original pattern pamphlets, packets and ads, as well as 9 complete patterns from which readers can reproduce vintage garments of different eras, the book provides a unique visual guide to homemade fashions as well as essential exploration of the industry that produced them.