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. Produced from original material held in archives the leaflets are also a nostalgic showcase of forties style.
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.
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: House & Home
"First published by the Ministry of Information in 1943"--T.p. verso.
"First published by the Ministry of Information in 1943"--T.p. verso.
Author: Great Britain. Ministry of Information
They say hindsight is 20/20.Well, the hindsight bestowed by death is better.Delphine Canterbury never wanted to die, and her grandson, her Archie, had dreaded the day's eventuality.With Grief trailing him as an incessant companion, demonic in-laws determined to bring his husband, Barrett, back into their piety, his marriage shattering around him, and his mental state a chemical deficient wasteland, Archie Canterbury wonders if he can ever catch a break.In death Delphine Canterbury can see absolutely everything. And she means everything.In this contemporary gay fairy-tale Archie, a convinced atheist, believes that his grandmother is gone now.Little does he know Delphine isn't truly gone. Now that she has died, she can see every part of existence at large, and every facet of life.And she is determined to fix it for him.
They say hindsight is 20/20.Well, the hindsight bestowed by death is better.Delphine Canterbury never wanted to die, and her grandson, her Archie, had dreaded the day's eventuality.With Grief trailing him as an incessant companion, demonic ...
Author: Samuel Miles McGee
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.
The best guide available to keep you in credit and stay stylish. This book stops you splashing the cash.
Author: Kate Battrick
Publisher: Lulu Enterprises Uk Limited
This article tracks workers' responses to redundancy and impact on the local labour market and regional unemployment policy after the closure of a large employer, Anglesey Aluminium (AA), on Anglesey in North Wales. It questions human capital theory (HCT) and its influence on sustaining neo-liberal policy orthodoxy – focused on supplying skilled and employable workers in isolation from other necessary ingredients in the policy recipe. It is concluded that HCT and associated skills policy orthodoxy are problematic because supply of particular skills did not create demand from employers. Ex-AA workers faced a paradox of being highly skilled but underemployed. Some workers re-trained but there were insufficient (quality) job opportunities. In picking up the pieces after redundancy many workers found themselves part of a labour 'precariat' with little choice but to 'make do and mend'.
Some workers re-trained but there were insufficient (quality) job opportunities. In picking up the pieces after redundancy many workers found themselves part of a labour 'precariat' with little choice but to 'make do and mend'.
‘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.
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reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced by any means, nor transmitted,
nor translated into a machine language, without the written permission of the ...
Author: A Non
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW
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? Here's what readers are saying about Make Do and Mend a Broken Heart: 'An absolutely perfect contemporary fiction book' 'Emotional, uplifting and immensely enjoyable, Make Do and Mend a Broken Heart is a wonderful story about hope, fresh starts, moving on and healing that will touch your heart and soul' 'a superb story that will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy after reading... this book made me laugh and cry and I wish I could read it all over again and get to meet these amazing characters afresh' 'I am normally a hardened SF reader but all of Katey's books have me devouring them from cover to cover! Make Do is no different... Buy this book. Read this book. Tell your friends to do the same' 'This author is up there with the likes of Milly Johnson' 'A perfect break away from real life. It's a hug in a book' 'A beautiful, heartwarming story, perfectly told... for when you just need to escape for a while. Perfect!' 'A heartwarming uplit read... fantastic, engrossing, uplifting'
I've had people looking out for me for so long that it's something I've never
needed to do. 'Say it,' she urges. ... As she hurries into the community room I can't
help but wish it was as easy to make do and mend a broken heart. * An
Author: Katey Lovell
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER AND OFFICIAL COMPANION TO THE HIT BBC SERIES BBC’s The Repair Shop is a place where Britain’s most skilled and caring craftspeople rescue and resurrect items that owners thought were beyond saving.
Author: Karen Farrington
Publisher: Random House
Category: House & Home
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.
Display your love for your favorite sport and show your pride for crafting and crochet with this diary.
Author: Blue Glass Media
Publisher: Independently Published
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.
However, shopping difficulties and queuing, in particular, added to housewives'
burdens; attitudes towards clothes rationing were rather more critical while the
Board of Trade's 'Make do and mend' campaign largely backfired. In the face of ...
Author: Ina Zweiniger-Bargielowska
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This series uses primary source evidence such as diaries, posters, newspaper cuttings and oral accounts to portray life on the Home Front. In this book the rationing of food and clothing in everyday British life is discussed.
MAKING DO MAKE DO AND MEND LEAFLET . No . 14 The Government
encouraged and regulated at every stage . It offered make - do suggestions from '
Mrs Sew - and - Sew ' . ' Squanderbug ' posters encouraged people not to waste
Author: Stewart Ross
Publisher: Evans Brothers
Category: Great Britain
What was it like to live in Britain during the Second World War? What kind of house did the average family live in? How did people cope with the ever-present threat of air-raids, not to mention the hardship of food and clothes rationing? How was a typical suburban home built? What were the choices open to householders when it came to interior decoration and furnishing? How did the war affect the domestic routines of an average household? The demands of a nation at war had many other far-reaching effects on the average home. How did women cope with bringing up a family single-handedly after their husbands were conscripted for military service? How did they use the rations and keep up their families spirits? What was it like to 'Make do and Mend' or 'Dig for Victory', or to sleep in an Anderson shelter? By looking at the lives of ordinary people who inhabited the semi-detached world of suburbia, Mike Brown and Carol Harris have painted a vivid picture of daily life on the Home Front in wartime Britain.
'Make. Do. and. Mend'. As doityourself had become popular in many suburban
homes during the interwar years, so the ... This popular wartime phrase is
actually only a variation of a prewar phrase, 'Make and Mend', used in the 1939
Author: Mike Brown
Publisher: The History Press
A comprehensive analysis of Second World War dress practice and appearance, this study places dress at the forefront of a complex series of cultural chain reactions. As lives were changed by the conditions of war, dress continued to reflect important visual narratives regarding class, gender and taste that would impact significantly on public consciousness of equality, fairness and morale. Using new archival and primary source evidence, Wartime Fashion clarifies how and why clothing was rationed, and repositions style and design during the war in relation to past expectations and ideas about clothes and fabrics. The book explores the impact of war on the dress and appearance of civilian women of all classes in the context of changing social and economic infrastructures created by the national emergency. The varied research elements combined in this book form a rounded and definitive account of the dress history of British women during the Second World War. This is essential reading for anyone with an active interest in the field, whether personal or professional.
consequent slackness of the mind'.41 The paper ended by making a fulsome
appeal to the new President of the Board of ... there were various publicity ideas
planned to promote the clothing campaign, including 'Make-Do and Mend'
Author: Geraldine Howell
Publisher: A&C Black
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.
Jane Maple. MAKE DO AND MEND Looking Good on Less 'M ake do and mend'
was. Managing theHome Make Do and Mend.
Author: Jane Maple
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
The Home Dressmaking Fashion Revolution Joy Spanabel Emery. FIGURE 128
Makeover Suit. ... In Britain, the incentive was “Make-Do and Mend” personified
by Mrs. Sew and Sew, a cartoon character. Clothing rationing in Britain began in
Author: Joy Spanabel Emery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Social Science
Her mother told her never to play with fire… Living her life vicariously through a camera lens, photojournalist Romy Winner is happy to stay in the background capturing other people's happiness. Until former Argentinean polo champion turned Special Forces soldier Kruz Acosta challenges her to step out of the shadows—and into his bed! Their recklessness has one startling repercussion that would never be linked to a man with such a wicked reputation. If Romy is to secure her child's future, she must get beneath the mask that hides his scars and learn how to tame the wild Acosta. Plus a Susan Stephens reader-favorite story: Italian Boss, Proud Miss Prim
Not that she needed a story, Romy reassured herself as she scanned the
arrangements he had made for her to board his private jet. She would just ... Like
countless other women who had to make do and mend with what life had dealt
Author: Susan Stephens
Death is at once a universal and everyday, but also an extraordinary experience in the lives of those affected. Death and bereavement are thereby intensified at (and frequently contained within) certain sites and regulated spaces, such as the hospital, the cemetery and the mortuary. However, death also affects and unfolds in many other spaces: the home, public spaces and places of worship, sites of accident, tragedy and violence. Such spaces, or Deathscapes, are intensely private and personal places, while often simultaneously being shared, collective, sites of experience and remembrance; each place mediated through the intersections of emotion, body, belief, culture, society and the state. Bringing together geographers, sociologists, anthropologists, cultural studies academics and historians among others, this book focuses on the relationships between space/place and death/ bereavement in 'western' societies. Addressing three broad themes: the place of death; the place of final disposition; and spaces of remembrance and representation, the chapters reflect a variety of scales ranging from the mapping of bereavement on the individual or in private domestic space, through to sites of accident, battle, burial, cremation and remembrance in public space. The book also examines social and cultural changes in death and bereavement practices, including personalisation and secularisation. Other social trends are addressed by chapters on green and garden burial, negotiating emotion in public/ private space, remembrance of violence and disaster, and virtual space. A meshing of material and 'more-than-representational' approaches consider the nature, culture, economy and politics of Deathscapes - what are in effect some of the most significant places in human society.
As an example, some care, housed in 'non-dedicated' settings, is much more
likely to be characterised by a 'make do and mend' operational approach that
directly influences both who cares and the components of care. The chapter
Author: Dr Avril Maddrell
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
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.
Beautifully illustrated and full of gorgeous detail, Fashion on the Ration lifts the veil on a fascinating era in British fashion.
Author: Julie Summers
Publisher: Profile Books
Few historical events have resonated as much in modern British culture as the Second World War. It has left a rich legacy in a range of media that continue to attract a wide audience: film, TV and radio, photography and the visual arts, journalism and propaganda, architecture, museums, music and literature. The enduring presence of the war in the public world is echoed in its ongoing centrality in many personal and family memories, with stories of the Second World War being recounted through the generations. This collection brings together recent historical work on the cultural memory of the war, examining its presence in family stories, in popular and material culture and in acts of commemoration in Britain between 1945 and the present.
'Thrift', the presenter asserted, 'had a hold on the British imagination in the war
and post-war years of austerity. Those who lived through that era know the hard
reality behind today's revived talk of make do and mend'. Asked to comment on
Author: Lucy Noakes
Publisher: A&C Black