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1951 Woman and Home Magazine eBook


Woman & Home March 1951 Cover

The same day I nabbed a pile of 1930s magazines, I also managed to get three 1950s treasures as well. This March 1951 issue of Woman and Home is jam-packed with goodies, including all of the following:

  • Fashion plates “to choose with confidence” for April women’s fashions, plus a full-color page of children’s fashions
  • Knitting patterns for a jersey and matching cardigan
  • Health and beauty tips
  • A full-color insert with instructions for a candlewick cushion cover and embroidered sachets
  • Etiquette advice
  • Scads of ads that illustrate the era’s styles and accessories

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1930s Ruffled Dress Pattern II


The 1930s and ruffles: they just go together! This ruffled dress pattern features the slim silhouette of the decade with a lovely yoke adding interest to the bodice. For some reason, I think of a Frank Capra heroine when I look at this pattern. It looks just like one of his “office” gals from “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” or another great 1930s film. Read more…