"I am going to call up my home economics teacher right now"
Has everyone seen Pattern for Smartness? It bills itself as "A 1948 film showing home-sewed clothes as high fashion." (It is in color though, so I don't know about the date.) This is my favorite line, "Naturally, you don't want your skirt so much shorter or longer than the average that you will be conspicious." LOL It is interesting, you should have peek, but be warned, it does take about 10 or 15 minutes to watch. If you have a 2 year old running about that equates to roughly 5 hours.
Sadly, this is STILL what my current sewing project looks like. It has been sitting on the kitchen counter for 4 days like that! We are supposed to get snow this weekend, and as long as we have electricity, I will be sewing.
Cute thrifted sheet, destined to be cut up into something.
Thrifted jug. This beauty is hard to get a good photo of because of the curve. It has a big chip on the side, and smaller chips around the top, but even Jack decided we couldn't leave it there. "Mama! Give it to me, give it to me, give me the cup for milk!"
The back is as cute as the front. No markings on the bottom other than some numbers.