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Stringing Beads A violin siring makes an excellent chain for stringing beads. It lasts much longer, as it is stronger than any ordinary thread or string. 1959

KNITTING, SEWING AND OTHER DANGEROUS ACTIVITIES

The Making Of Clothing and the Perils That Lie Within

Throughout history, parents have failed to properly educate their children about the perils that accompany spinning, sewing, weaving and knitting only to regret it later.

History is filled with tragic stories of hardship and discomfort brought about by the practice of these crafts. Take Little Briar Rose, for example. Her parents knew well in advance of their daughter's fate, yet failed to warn her never to attempt spinning flax into yarn, or to arm her with a generous credit account at Ye Old Cloth & Footwear. Instead she learned the hard way, from an evil stranger who tempted her with a merrily bouncing spindle. Still here? Then enjoy these retro-patterns as I dig them up!


Pattern 4989

Stand-Out

Your new sheer, dear, is a standout style! That dirndl-pouf of skirt has a deep, deep hem to make it so. Cap-sleeved shoulders are seamless, neckline is cut square. Ribbon for tie-belt!

Pattern 4989: Sizes 12, 14, 16, 18, 20. Size 16, 3 5-8 yards 35-inch. This pattern, easy to use, simple to sew, is tested for fit. Has complete illustrated instructions.

Send TWENTY-FIVE CENTS in coins for this pattern to ANNE ADAMS, care of the Press-Telegram, Pattern Department, 6th and Pine, Long Beach (12). Print plainly YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, ZONE, SIZE, STYLE NUMBER.

Important announcement! Our new Anne Adams Summer Pattern Book is ready! Send twenty cents more, be first to have this collection of styles that make sewing a pleasure. Vacation clothes for all. Plus complete directions and diagrams on how to make two bath sarongs (for Mr. and Mrs.).

Allow two weeks for mailing pattern.

Long Beach Press-Telegram 1950

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Relevant Phobias

  • Aichmophobia - Fear of needles or pointed objects.
  • Vestiphobia - Fear of clothing.
  • Textophobia- Fear of certain fabrics.
  • Walloonphobia- Fear of the Walloons.
  • Pteronophobia - Fear of being tickled by feathers.
      Purple Flower

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