Make Do and Mend: Keeping Family and Home Afloat on War Rations by Various Authors
I just had to download this to see what they had to offer and I was not disappointed.
It's packed full of vintage thrifty tips for saving money and focuses on clothes rationing, which was introduced in June 1940. 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 wait for it 'underwear' !!!!
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Make Do and Mend by Ministry of Information
This book is not available to download on Kindle but is available in hardback.
It was first published in 1943, and all of the tips can be used to spruce up your wardrobe today. It includes old-fashioned remedies for everything from washing silks and mending your clothes, to repelling the moth menace!
It is also great fun to look through look at it from a historical point of view, and would make a great gift for us oldies...
It is also available from Amazon or other good book retailers.