Knickers’ pockets

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As well as ration books for food and fruit, households were issued with clothing and sweet coupons.  Because of the shortage of material and the need for coupons, it was not unusual to have old garments unpicked and remade into other clothes for children. 

I had one such garment, a brown serge suit trimmed with mustard which had been an old coat belonging to one of my aunts. Woollen garments were also unpicked, the wool washed and a new garment then re-knitted.

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Originally posted 2005-05-01 22:34:26. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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