More notes and notions from Stitch magazine, March 1956

Here good folk are the final tips from March 1956. The advice offered certainly was wide-ranging. The magazine cost 1 shilling and 3 pence, around 13 cents.

“New furnishing note. Bedcovers in gay, coloured, floral chenille.”

“Secret cupboards incorporated into built-in wardrobes are a new feature of home-planning; lined with cedar wood too, to prevent moths.”

“Follow Royal example and wear slippers when going on a long car jouney. Keeps feet comfortable and saves shoes from restless rubbing and crossing of feet.”

“Encourage your guests to take all they require from the food tray at the beginning of supper or afternoon tea to eliminate endless passing and interrupting.”

“A brick covered with layers of wadding makes a very useful ironing pad for sleeve tops and awkward padding.”

“March is a month to substitute your pastel prettiness for glowing glamour. Invest in a vivid lipstick and an eye-catching scarf.”

4 thoughts on “More notes and notions from Stitch magazine, March 1956

    1. ordinarygoodness Post author

      A different world back then. Sadly there was no clue in the magazine as to how they knew the Royals wore slippers while on long car journeys to protect their shoes. My Mum used to wear a pair of old shoes from time to time when driving in order to protect her best shoes from scuffing. She would change into her best shoes when she arrived at her destination. Money for shoes was not that abundant so it made financial sense to look after the “best” shoes she had.


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