If I did travel back in time to live in the thirties, I think my skills would be transferable. In fact, I'm sure there was much more demand for dressmakers then than there is now. I'd happily take in mending and make kids clothes out of flour sacks and quilts out of kids clothes. Or for the fancy ladies, make dresses like the ones in the patterns below. How amazing are those details? Enchanting designs for the dainty needlewoman, indeed!