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Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

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The record should cover a period of one week (7 consecutive days including Sunday). Choose a week which will be typical of your daily and weekly activities, not one in which you are doing something unusual, as papering the house, which interferes greatly with your daily and weekly routine.

Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

Instructions for study of use of time by homemakers 1926 1.jpg
The record should cover a period of one week (7 consecutive days including Sunday). Choose a week which will be typical of your daily and weekly activities, not one in which you are doing something unusual, as papering the house, which interferes greatly with your daily and weekly routine.

Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

Instructions for study of use of time by homemakers 1.jpg
The record should cover a period of one week (7 consecutive days including Sunday). Choose a week which will be typical of your daily and weekly activities, not one in which you are doing something unusual which interferes greatly with your daily and weekly routine, as papering the house.

Standard Sizes for Children's Clothes: A Primer for the Consumer and the Trade

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WHAT THE STUDY SHOWS

1. That the size of children can be predicted best from a combination of two measurements.

• A VERTICAL LENGTH

• A GIRTH

2. That age alone is the poorest possible basis for sizing any kind of garments for children.

THE BUREAU OF HOME ECONOMICS therefore proposes ....

Twelve "REGULAR” classes of…

Child's Self-Help Bib

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Materials: (for three bibs)

One-half yard 36" ratine or similar soft material
One 8-yard bolt No. 5 nainsook bias binding
Six wooden beads or metal rings
Thread to match the binding

To Make:

Step 1. Cut a pattern following the measurements in draft.

Step 2. Reenforce bib on underside at eyelet perforations with 3/4" twilled…

General Instructions for Preparing Correspondence in the Bureau of Home Economics

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The Bureau of Home Economics and its personnel are often judged by the character of the letters written. Careful attention should be given to letters, even though they are only routine or form letters. The tone should be cordial and sincere, and the style should be conversational but dignified. Both excessive intimacy and formal stiffness should be…

Instructions for Study of Use of Time by Homemakers

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Record each activity as soon as possible after it is performed, using a sharp pencil. Account for the entire 24 hours. The time need not be entered to the exact minute. The nearest 5 minutes is accurate enough. For example, 9:12 should be entered as 9:20. No entries should be made for less than 5 minutes. Activities taking less than 5 minutes…

Present Clothing Habits and Problems of the Consumer

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This study was first made in 1924 by Miss Marian Tucker, chairman of the Extension Committee of the Textile Section of the American Home Economics Association. The schedule for collecting the facts has been revised and expanded in an effort to study the habits and problems of all women in regard to planning, buying, making, and caring for the…

Hat Economy

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Many hats, faded, out of shape and out of fashion can be renovated if they are not torn or broken. The first thing to do is to look them over carefully and study their possibilities, at the same time examining pictures of the season's hats in reliable, current fashion books. From such sources it is possible to get a variety of ideas as to correct…

Daily Time Record of Homemaker

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Each small space between the hours on the "clock" represents five minutes. Begin this day's record by drawing a line on "A. M. clock" from outer to inner circles at time of arising. At end of time given to the next activity draw another line, and in space between lines describe this activity. Continue in this way changing to "P. M. clock" at noon…

Dresses and Aprons for Work in the Home

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If you are a homemaker doing your own work, then, like the rest of the busy world of workers, you want clothing suited to your job. A dress that restricts when you reach or bend, that twists or gets in your way when you stoop or climb may be as fatiguing as a poorly planned kitchen. Yet there are homemakers who give less attention to the selection…

Present Trends in Home Sewing

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The practices of home makers in regard to home sewing are obviously in process of change, although there are no data available which show conclusively the tendencies which may be developing. The subject is of such economic importance that it is forcing itself upon the attention of many different groups. Not only those industrial organizations which…