Audio Recordings "I take the measurement of the people, and with the measurement I make the pattern."
About this Item
- "I take the measurement of the people, and with the measurement I make the pattern."
- Contributor Names
- Cueto, Milagros "Millie" (Narrator)
- Carroll, Thomas D. (Interviewer)
- Created / Published
- Subject Headings
- - Vocational education
- - Oral history
- - Interviews
- - Sound recordings
- - Work processes
- - Dressmaking
- - Dominican Americans
- - 21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
- - Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
- - Ethnography
- - United States -- New Jersey -- Paterson
- - Interview with Milagros Cueto. She works for Elsa Mantilla, making dresses on the third floor of her shop on 21st Avenue.
- - Summary of audio segment: MC also sews the bridal veils, she sews everything. MC says that for weddings, she knows how to make everything, and she doesn't know why, she never went to school. She only has to see a piece, then try to sew it, and it works. In the factory she used patterns, but now, at Elsa's, she measures people for dresses, then makes the patterns herself. She marks the material with the measurements, then cuts and sews.
- Digital Audio Tape
- Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1995/028: WIP-TDC-A014
- Source Collection
- Working in Paterson Project Collection (AFC 1995/028)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
ContributorsCarroll, Thomas D.
Cueto, Milagros "millie"
Subjects21st Avenue (Paterson, N. J.)
Elsa's Fashions (Paterson, N.J.)
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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:
Cueto, Milagros "Millie", and Thomas D Carroll. "I take the measurement of the people, and with the measurement I make the pattern.". -09-01, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003928/. (Accessed December 10, 2016.)
APA citation style:
Cueto, M. ". & Carroll, T. D. (1994) "I take the measurement of the people, and with the measurement I make the pattern.". -09-01. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003928/.
MLA citation style:
Cueto, Milagros "Millie", and Thomas D Carroll. "I take the measurement of the people, and with the measurement I make the pattern.". -09-01, 1994. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/afcwip003928/>.