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My Ladies' Hat

Money for dress material was scarce and the average frontier women purchased enough material for one new dress per year, which she then made. You will note that the cloth rack had just six bars to hold and display the calico rolls of cloth. That was the extent of her selection. Time and again she would send Mr. Sutton back to his sales book to find out exactly what cloth the ladies who were in her church had purchased in a futile attempt to avoid duplication and yet be in fashion. It was 'My Ladies Hat' that was all important — for a gown, let us remember, may express the dressmaker, but a hat expresses the woman who wears it.

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