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Carpenter Family Papers (Transcript) - MS 7
Name: Mary A. Carpenter Age: 15
Address: Prairie Depot
Name of Club: Sunshine Clothing Club
Local Club Leader: Mrs. De Wyer
Why should undergarments be made of white materials?
Undergarments should be made of white materials because they are more sanitary.
If they are made of white materials they can be put in and boiled and they will not fade.
Name five cotton materials suitable for undergarment and a suitable trimming for each?
|Naimsook||Tatting or valenciennes lace|
|Long cloth||Valenciennes lace|
|Cambric||Cotton or linen torchon|
Why is a kimona nightgown a practical style of nightdress?
A kimono nightgown is a practical style because it is comfortable and easily washed and ironed and easily made.
Name the seams and edge finishes used in your second demonstration?
The seams and edge finishes used in our second demonstration are:
French seam Overcasted seam
Bound edge Hemmed edge
Name three principles of good buying.
Three principles of good buying are buy economizeinly, buy according to the quality of the goods, buy according to the use.
Avoid extremes in styles etc.
How would you apply these principles if you were buying a pair of shoes or stockings?
I would buy according to the amount of money I wanted to pay.
I would buy the best quality for my money.
I would buy according to the use. If I wanted them to wear to school I would not pay a large price.
Record the cost of the dress made with the cost of a ready made dress of the same type.
A ready made dress of the same type costs from fifty cents to a dollar more than a home made dress.
Compare the quality of the material in the dress made with that in the ready made dress.
The quality of the goods in the home made dress is much better than that of the ready made dress.
How much did you save by making your dress?
I saved $.82 by making my dress
[sample piece of cloth]
I. Even basting
II. Uneven basting
IV. Overcasted seam
V. Overhanded hem
VI. French seam
[sample piece of cloth]
|June 25||1 yd. ginham||.30|
|June 25||1 bolt of tape||.10|
|June 25||1 spool thread||.05|
|Total cost of article||.45|
|Record of Daily Work on Clothespin Apron|
|June 26||30 min.|
|June 27||1 hr. 30 min.|
|Aug. 3||3 yds. cotton crepe||.90|
|Aug. 3||1 spool thread||.05|
|Aug. 22||2 yd. lace||.10|
|Total cost of article||$1.05|
|Record of Daily Work on Kimono nightgown|
|Aug. 20||30 min.|
|Aug. 21||1 hr. 30 min.|
|Aug. 22||1 hr. 30 min.|
|Aug. 28||1 1/2 yd. gingham||.45|
|Aug. 28||1 spool thread||.05|
|Aug. 29||3/4 yd. elastic||.08|
|Total cost of article||.58|
|Record of Daily Work on Bloomers|
|Aug. 28||45 min.|
|Aug. 29||2 hrs.|
|Cotton School Dress|
|Aug. 28||3 1/4 yd. gingham||.98|
|" "||1/2 yd. plain gingham||.15|
|" "||1 spool thread||.05|
|Total cost of article||$1.18|
|Record of Daily Work on School Dress|
|Aug. 31||45 min.|
|Sept. 3||6 hrs.|
|" 4||1 1/2 hrs.|
Record of Other Garments or Articles Made
(Not required in club work)
|Name of article||Total cost||Total length of time|
spent in making
|Bloomers||$.50||1 hr. 15 min.|
|Record of Darning, Patching, or Mending|
|Article mended||No. minutes spent|
|1 Stocking||20 min.|
|1 pair stockings||45 min.|
1. Do you do all of your own sewing?
2. Do you do all the family sewing?
3. Do you do a part of the family sewing?
4. Do you do your own mending?
5. Do you do the family mending?
6. Have you sold any garments you have made, or have you made any especially for sale?
How I did My Club Work
Our clothing club started this year with 27 members. Our first two meetings were held at the schoolhouse. At these we elected our officers and studied about the sewing machine and several other little things we were required to know. On the study of the sewing machine I learned many things about it that I did not know before. One of these was how to lay the materials on the machine to sew, and, also, how to make a straight seam.
Our next meeting was held down to Maxine Wright's. It was a very interesting meeting, as Mr. Lang was there and gave us some very nice talks and very good advice.
Our next meeting was held at Erma Harmon's home. At this meeting every girl had her first article done, with which most every one had trouble.
The next meeting, most interesting of all, was a picnic out to our leader's home. We were to each bring our own sandwiches and two other things besides. We had plenty to eat and a very nice time.
All the rest of our meetings were held in town at some of the member's homes. At each meeting we had some work to have done. Our last meeting was held at the schoolhouse to hand in our work.
I think the boy's and girl's clubs are very interesting and educating, and that every boy and girl should join some club as they are a great help to them and the community also. The club has helped me very much this summer, and I have done more sewing than I ever did. I like the club very much and hope to join next summer.
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