Audio Recording "I made all my children's dresses."
About this Item
- "I made all my children's dresses."
- Contributor Names
- Vecchierella, Rose (Narrator)
- Taylor, David Alan, 1951- (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Italian Americans
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Retirees
- - Clothing industry
- - Dressmaking
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- West Paterson
- - The following is a catalog of an interview with retired garment worker Rose Vecchierella at her home in West Paterson, New Jersey.
- - Summary of audio segment: Sewing Rose did at home. "I did a lot of sewing. How do you think we lived? I made all my children's dresses. I made them their sun suits. I made them panties, slips. I did all their sewing, all my children. In fact, this one that just left [Anita], I made all her dresses going for work and everything. But now they buy their clothes. . . . I don't sew nothing for them unless I feel like making them a nightgown or something, if I have some material I bought for them. But outside of that I don't." Rose used patterns when she made clothes for her children. She has about 100 patterns now; she mends and alters clothing for her grandchildren. Other retired garment workers make clothes too.
- Analog Audio Cassette
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-DT-A009
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Working in Paterson Project collection, 1993-2002 (AFC 1995/028), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
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Chicago citation style:
Vecchierella, Rose, and David Alan Taylor. "I made all my children's dresses.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000029/. (Accessed September 24, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Vecchierella, R. & Taylor, D. A. (1994) "I made all my children's dresses.". -08-09. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000029/.
MLA citation style:
Vecchierella, Rose, and David Alan Taylor. "I made all my children's dresses.". -08-09, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip000029/>.