Here is an illustration from a 1925 tailoring manual. Note the stylized, sleek hair on the lady.
This is a 1925 catalog featuring the latest men’s suits. I loved the cover and had to scan it to share the woman’s very “together” outfit.
Here is a cute shot of four friends sitting on the running board of a brand new Ford. Written on the back of the photo are the girls’ names and, underneath, “Emma’s new Ford.” Note the “Buster Brown” haircuts and demurely crossed feet. I love the white play dresses!
Drop-waist day dress with bodice insert and long sash, ca. 1920. I modified this pattern for an Edwardian look by raising the waist, which worked splendidly.
Women’s dresses from a 1920 catalogue. The transition has been made to the dropped waist, but you still see the long hairstyles and skirts.
A beautiful coat pattern for a little girl. I love seeing the colors!
Illustration of blouses from a 1904 fashion circular. Scrumptious! To see a photo of a similar outfit, go to this post.
A "bolero" dress from a 1904 fashion circular. Note all the detailing at the sleeves and neck.
This is a ca. 1904 pattern for a dressing sack or bed jacket for young ladies. This is what a lady would pull on in the morning while she was doing her hair or eating breakfast (if she didn’t wear a breakfast gown).
Here are several girls’ day dresses from a 1904 fashion circular. When you view the post with the ladies’ outfits, you can see how girls’ things parallel what was available for women–just with shorter skirts. At this early date, the leg o’mutton sleeve was still hanging on from the 1890s, but mainly for younger girls.