ERIC Number: ED215092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Dressing with Pride. Volume One: Clothing Changes for Special Needs.
Kennedy, Evelyn S.
This book of sewing instructions is designed to solve many clothing problems for the disabled and elderly. Written in lay terms, it contains easy-to-follow, illustrated directions to assist the inexperienced sewer to modify and adapt ready-to-wear clothing for the handicapped. Suggestions for getting started are given in an overview of clothing selection, including such factors as comfort, warmth, durability, weight, safety, and stretch and absorption factors. The Care Label is reviewed, explained, and illustrated. Sewing equipment and notions needed are described. Topics of discussion include convenience fasteners; characteristics of fabric for special needs of the disabled; sewing instructions for basic modifications and alterations; and personal wardrobe evaluation. Twelve of the most commonly used articles of men's, women's, and children's clothing, purchased at regular stores, are altered in step-by-step illustrated directions showing the many changes, modifications, and adaptations possible. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Clothing, Clothing Design, Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Normalization (Handicapped), Older Adults, Physical Disabilities, Self Care Skills, Sewing Instruction, Textiles Instruction
P.R.I.D.E. Foundation, Inc., 1159 Poquonnock Rd., Groton, CT 06340 ($9.50, plus $1.50 handling charge).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Sears, Roebuck and Co., Chicago, IL.
Authoring Institution: P.R.I.D.E. Foundation, Inc., Groton, CT.