OK... the rationing is going so well... that most of my clothes do not fit well anymore. (I have lost around 20 pounds or so..) Yesterday as I was running... We must stay fit and healthy... My running pants would not stay up!
So I have a predicament. I am only aloud one outfit of new clothes. Do I want to waist that outfit on work out clothes (I also am in need of new running shoes but I am NOT wasting my one pare of new shoes on athletic shoes...!!!)? My answer is NO!
So this week I have dusted off my sewing machine. I am going to see if I can take in a lot of my clothes. See if I can change my dress pants to a size smaller. I am also desperate for a new work suit... So I am on the look out for an old used men's wool suit.
I have a pamphlet on how to cut out a women's suit out of a larger men's suit. It was published by the University of Minnesota in 1943. It is a way to reuse fabric, and I have decided now is the time to try it.
I am looking forwards to a Hanger Dance in mid May and I want a new outfit to wear...so I have decided to make my own.
I will keep you updated as I keep working on it... Learning how to make New out of Used.
The Social Experiment
This blog is about understanding and exploring what my Grandmothers experienced by living on the home front during World War II. I am going to be living, as best as I can, to the US rationing standards of 1945. This is a social experiment, not only to connect to my families past, but to explore new way to live environmentally and socially responsible. I hope to show, that by living as our grandparents did, we can reduce the amount of waste that our society throws out and live healthier and more simple lives.