Repurposing clothing by donating clothes that you have outgrown or no longer use or making new things out of old clothing and fabric are a great way to Keep America Beautiful. George and Louisa Macculloch shared their home with daughter, Mary Louisa Macculloch Miller (1804-1888), and son-in-law, Jacob Welch Miller (1800-1862), and their nine children. At that time, clothing and household linens were made and mended by hand or special ordered from an outside source like dressmaker or tailor. Clothes were passed down through a family or, when possible refashioned to conform to newer, more popular clothing styles. We still use some of these ways of repurposing clothing and household linens today.
Join us on Facebook Live to hear two stories about repurposing clothing and other fabrics from the past and today: The Quilt Story by Tony Johnston with illustrations by Tomie dePaola and I Had a Favorite Dress by Boni Ashburn with illustrations by Julia Denos.
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