Make do and Mend with the Girl Scouts 1949


This article is from American Girl (a girl scout magazine) January 1949. Although this spread gives new uses for old girl scout uniforms of the era, we can use these ideas for thrift store dresses and worn out pieces from our own closets.

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1940s make and mens girl scout sewing tips
1940s make and mens girl scout sewing tips


  1. Brittany,
    This is indeed a bundle of ideas. Every now and then I come across "some old thing" someone's no longer wanting - and I think Make-do-mend(ing) is a great way to give life back to the clothes doomed to be thrown away.

    Great post.

  2. This is a very cute article with a ton of ideas! I wish I was better at sewing, I suppose if I just tried more things and practiced I would be. I loved being a Girl Scout growing up and my Mom was a GS in the mid 60's I still have some of her old stuff!

  3. I love the cute illustrations accompanying the great ideas!

  4. Love this so much! I was a Girl Guide for much of my youth and still keep my passion for Girl Guiding and Scouting alive to this day by collecting various GG/GS items such as merit badges, pins, books, patches, and sometimes even cute little fabric dolls.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. These are good ideas for reusing old things - I might try some of these ideas on old clothes of my own.

  6. I'm always so in love with how to salvage old item articles. Thanks for sharing!


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