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Added by: Marcy
I adored this poem FROM the first moment I ever heard it read aloud. I have never seen it written before. Thank you.
Added by: Oliver Luker
Yoke: A fitted or shaped piece at the top of a skirt or at the shoulder of various garments

Yardage: Presumably the length of cloth (?)

Lapped: FROM to Lap, to fold over especially INTO layers

Overseam: A join visible on the outside of the cloth

Presser: Machine for ironing cloth

Wringer: Machine or device for pressing out liquid or moisture

Mangle: Machine for ironing laundry by passing it between heated rollers

Treadle: Swiveling or lever device pressed by the foot to drive a machine

Bobbin: Cylinder or spindle on which yarn or thread is wound (as in a sewing machine)

Placket: A slit in a garment (as a skirt) often forming the closure

Bar-tacked: To tack = to join in a slight or hasty manner, large stitches to join cloth before sewing

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