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.”
Here are some items from the “Notes and Notions” page from the March edition of Stitch magazine, 1956. Love the narrow waist and the long white gloves in the above advertisement.
” If you are still serving salads, but find the usual boiled egg dull, try Scotch eggs, a family favourite, served in lettuce leaves for a change.”
” Rivalling the suit for Autumn days is the dress and jacket ensemble. Box jacket over a slim dress is flattering and practical.”
” Time to look over your preserving jars and equipment. The season for bottling will soon be here, and it is best to be prepared.”
“Virginia Mayo believes that the first essential of a good figure is a good breakfast. Comforting words from one of the screen’s loveliest stars.”
“Make a little bag from a face cloth and draw the open end tight with elastic. Fill with soap ends and you have a useful bath pad.”
So there you are, so much advice in such an advising tone…..and why do I have a Stitch magazine from 1956? There is a great pattern in it for small people’s socks to knit:-)