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AIBU for thinking this a little over the top?

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ExD Fri 22-May-20 18:15:12

Advice for newly-weds from a magazine from 1949 (I'd have been around 10 years old) and my Mum had two of us to look after at the time ....

phoenix Fri 22-May-20 18:16:11


ExD Fri 22-May-20 18:17:02

Sorry it's not posting .....

ExD Fri 22-May-20 18:25:28

I wonder if this will work - I hope so, but I'm an IT idiot.

Sussexborn Fri 22-May-20 18:29:54

I bought a sewing machine from Lidl about five years ago and still don’t feel glamorous enough to start any sewing.

B9exchange Fri 22-May-20 18:29:55

You are not an idiot, that worked fine! If I had to follow those instructions, I don't think I would ever sew anything! grin

agnurse Fri 22-May-20 18:30:16

My GOSH. What a lot of palaver! I usually sit and sew (cross stitch) while I'm watching telly. I don't think I am ever that put together when I sew! Hubby does not mind.

Grammaretto Fri 22-May-20 18:40:42

Ha Ha Brilliant grin
so that's where I've been going wrong....

I'm sure if you could be bothered to read some of the C* in recent magazines the advice would seem just as weird.

GrannyLaine Fri 22-May-20 18:56:06

I don't understand.
Surely everyone does this.... [confused}

JoyBloggs Fri 22-May-20 19:26:03

I have a couple of jobs waiting to be done on my sewing machine but they'll just have to wait till lockdown is over and I can get to the hairdresser's and be suitably coiffed... grin

Nortsat Fri 22-May-20 22:48:00

Oh that’s hilarious.

‘Put on a clean dress ...’

Witzend Sat 23-May-20 08:27:01

Classic! I must pass that on to dds, to give them a good laugh!

I do remember some ‘advice to newly married women’ in a magazine ages ago, probably in the 60s.
Among other things they were told to ‘Line all your drawers with fresh paper every week.’ !

Aside from any ‘knickers’ hilarity, was such lining of drawers ever a thing? No wonder Fablon was popular - who else remembers that?

mumofmadboys Sat 23-May-20 08:27:39

So funny! Imagine your DH seeing you without putting in such effort with your appearance!!

gillybob Sat 23-May-20 08:37:59

Brilliant . Sent it to my DD . She’ll love it . Thank you for sharing ExD smile

Oopsadaisy3 Sat 23-May-20 09:00:24

That’s been my problem then, I’m too lackadaisical ...........sigh

annsixty Sat 23-May-20 09:35:51

I don’t think I have ever been “neatly put together” am I doomed?

Callistemon Sat 23-May-20 09:58:54

I'll give the powder and lipstick a miss when I make face masks.

I must admit I couldn't settle to sewing, knitting etc if there was a sinkful of dirty dishes.
Hooray for dishwashers!

Oldwoman70 Sat 23-May-20 10:11:15

All is now clear - the reason I was never any good at sewing!

Callistemon Sat 23-May-20 10:15:03

Do I have to buy a dress before I get my sewing machine out?

ExD Sat 23-May-20 14:49:53

Oh yes Callistemon, sounds like a dress in mandatory! wink
Imagine living like that! confused
Although to be frank, I did get a bit of a pep talk from Mum before I got married along those lines! Her favourite was to always have the evening meal ready to serve and a cup of tea waiting for DH when he came home! Really! And she was serious.

ExD Sat 23-May-20 14:55:39

Waiting for some baking to finish I was amused to read a whole list of hilarious similar articles on here
This should keep me smiling for the rest of the afternoon, and you too I hope!!!!

Callistemon Sat 23-May-20 14:57:28

I can't make myself a dress because I have no dress to wear whilst I'm sewing!

Catch 22

ninathenana Sat 23-May-20 16:05:21

Balderdash ! Hermione

vampirequeen Sat 23-May-20 16:12:07

So if I do the dishes, make the beds, do my hair, put on makeup and my best frock, buy some French chalk and ensure that my DH doesn't seem me in the raw then I'll be able to sew. Wow is that all it takes.

Tweedle24 Sat 23-May-20 16:15:25

Just looked around my house and realised that, if I had done all that before sitting at sewing machine, there would not have been a pile of face masks ready for my nephew to collect yesterday.