You know that historical section in the back of American Girl books that tells a bit about the time period in which each particular story takes place? I always loved that part. First, it was one of the few opportunities for you to read the end of a book first and not ruin anything. Second, it always gave a female-centric perspective of American history which, twenty years ago, was not as common as it is today.
I bought Sew Retro because the historical parts of it reminded me so much of those educational end-sections of yore. And they’re very entertaining. Honestly, I would be embarrassed to wear any of the sewing projects in or out of the house, but the history was nice. It’s been out on the table for a while so now both my husband and I are up-to-date on this “stylish history of the sewing revolution” written for “the modern girl.”