As in: “Despite such encomia, sewing was arduous work.”
Joselit, Jenna Weissman. A Perfect Fit: Clothes, Character, and the Promise of America. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 2001. p. 12. Print.
To learn more about the invention of the sewing machine, see The Sewing Machine: It’s Invention and Development by Grace Rogers Cooper (available through the Smithsonian Institution Library web site).
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