This is a page from my 1955 4-H project book. This is why we sewed back then; it was cheaper than buying ready made clothes as well as they fit better. Even though it only cost me $3.47 to make that dress, my babysitting pay was 50 cents an hour so that took me 7 hours of work to earn the money. There was a page to list how many extra garments we had made that year and I made 15 extra ones. I had only learned to sew one year earlier. I spent most of my babysitting money on fabric.
Now that the banner is finished and ready to deliver I need to get busy and finish some other projects. But first........some more busy work at night, sewing triangles together.