Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Patterns of the Past-Summer Dresses for the Young Lady


From June 1914, these patterns were offered for sale in Needlecraft magazine for young women in their late teens/early twenties. The line of demarcation between "miss" and "matron" was pretty sharply drawn in those days.

I don't much care for the dress on the far right with the pleats at the hip, but the shirtwaist with the asymmetrical closing and the dark collar and cuffs would make a pretty modern-looking jacket.

7 comments:

Lydia said...

Wow, yeah! I love the asymmetrical dress, too. Yum.

GDad said...

They have such tiny feet.

That style isn't one we see in movies about that era. ARE there any movies about that era?

Packrat said...

Can you imagine trying to walk in those skirts?

thecuteone said...

I'm not much of a sewer, but those look like soooo much work to make!

retroliving said...

I also love that third one it would make an adorable dress if cut right below the knee. But I am with packrat how the heck do you walk in those dresses. ♥Darla

Shay said...

Young ladies do not stride. They may walk, but it is preferred that they mince.

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