Wednesday, July 6, 2011

She Can Sew - She'll Make a Wonderful Wife

Training began in early childhood.  Sewing as well as cooking and ironing were considered prize attributes.  Girls were expected to be accomplished in those areas while demonstrating a sweet disposition, so Mr. Right would be knocked off his feet and want to marry them.


  1. One friend emailed and referred to this collage as "Wonder Woman".

  2. PS - My grandmother gave lessons to me about the correct way to iron. Sheets and pillowcases were easy enough, but men's shirts and ruffly dressy took a bit of expertise. Girls began ironing by practicing on their doll clothes.