Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Patterns of the Past - What a Difference Two Years Makes

A cape and skirt from Needlecraft, September 1914. The almost-but-not-quite hobble skirt is quite a contrast from last week's 1916 silhouettes.


Darla: Retro Ways said...

Huge difference. I also adore looking at the contrast between 1920's patterns and 1930's patterns.

I love the look on the right, I am not big into the early 1900's but that dress is so stunning I would make an exception.

Lovely post.

Take care
xo Darla

Packrat said...

Women probably silently revolted against being hobbled like a horse.

Shay said...

I would wear that cape anytime. Very classic.

Packrat said...

Wow, I didn't even notice the cape! It is so elegant.

Rochelle R. said...

I agree the cape is very attractive. Those super narrow skirts must have looked horrible on *hippy* people. I can't imagine what I would look like in one.