Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Patterns of the Past - The Latest in Skirts and Shirtwaists


From Needlecraft magazine, May 1916. Left-click to enlarge or go to my Flickr account.

6 comments:

FUZZARELLY said...

The skirt on the left is timeless!

Packrat said...

Fuzzarelly - I was thinking the same thing. :)

The blouses could be made to work now, too.

Shay - thanks!

anniebelle said...

I have several patterns for bed jackets and camisoles from back in the day. My grandmother would be horrorfied but they would be cute to wear out shopping or to go to dinner somewhere. There are so many vintage and antique pieces that could be worn in our time.
Shay, I know you're going to snort in derision but we finaly are over a two week freaze here in Florida which is why I'm now crocheting fuzzy slippers. Any old time patterns for bed socks or slippers in your collection?
Nancy

Shay said...

I don't have any scanned right now, Anniebelle, but Purple Kitty does.

http://www.freevintageknitting.com/knitting-pattern/slipper-patterns

TypsTatting said...

Wish I had a waist line like that and I do love the skirts!!!!

Karen Minturn Brown said...

Anyone else think it looks like the skirts in front have grown their own feet? Creepy...