Advice for making do and mending from wartime magazine http://www.millyanddottie.com/userimages/procart3.htm

Make Do And Mend was Vogue's call to women to alter, change, patch or re-do clothing rather than wasting precious resources. We call this upcycling or recycling today. Here's now to turn a pair of trousers into a skirt.

New life for old sheets - Mend and Make do,  resources were devoted to the war effort and everyone had to make things last.

New life for old sheets - Mend and Make do, resources were devoted to the war effort and everyone had to make things last.

World War II, Britain.  Make do and mend was the order of the day.  It was quite amazing what women could do with old clothes, too.  A page from Everywoman magazine, July 1942.

World War II, Britain. Make do and mend was the order of the day. It was quite amazing what women could do with old clothes, too. A page from Everywoman magazine, July

Clothing Re-Construction Tips born of necessity during the period of WWII rationing, circa early 1940s

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"Make Do And Mend," a short film from World War II Britain showing women some examples of how to style their wardrobe during clothing rationing by making new clothes out of old ones.

This is a wonderful and funny video from WWII inspiring refashioning when there was rationing on buying clothes and fabric. - Men hide away your favourite old clothes. - Make Do And Mend

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