Subversive Femme

The humble Safety-pin comes to town, c. 1948

In 1948 the UK and Australia were still on rations – what was a girl to do when she need some new jewellery?

Well, if she was lucky she could just whip out some safety pins and plastic tubing to make some new dress clips.
From ‘Needlework Illustrated, 1948’ available here.

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    May 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This is just another example of how creative some women were back in the ay. This looks like a fun thing to try.

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    Lenora Jane
    May 29, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Hah I love it! I need a new way to wear safety pins now that I am no longer angry and sixteen šŸ™‚

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