“Make Do and Mend” on my inner right arm.
By Max Kuhn http://Hellandhightide.blogspot.com/
This is an ideology born during WWII when supply rations put a strain on consumers, and women were told to “make do and mend” whatever they had because buying new apparel products was out of the question. The L-85 Restrictions in the United States discontinued the use of nylon in stockings, cutting fabric on the bias and regulated hem lengths. In England, the Ministry of Information went so far as to release a booklet titled “Make Do and Mend” in 1943 that taught women how to do things such as mend stockings, patch holes in pants and knit socks.