I’ve finally broken down and joined Pinterest. It took me a while to be convinced due to copyright concerns, as I want to be careful that original creators get their due (photographers, designers, etc.). I’ve always been happy for visitors to my site to repin any of my images. They’re mine to share and yours […]
Archive of ‘1920s Images’ category
This lovely flapper dress was sold on eBay by USVainen, a past seller whose knowledge of vintage fashion was astounding and whose descriptions were delightful. This seller graciously agreed to let me share her images and words on my site, and I think you’ll enjoy them as much as I have! The description of this […]
This is a very simple, easy-to-make pattern for a house dress/jumper from the early 1920s. Pockets are conveniently placed and large enough to be practical.
Here are two original designs by Lucile, Lady Duff-Gordon. These images were generously given to me by Randy Bryan Bigham, who is in the process of authoring the first full-scale biography of Lucile. Please see my Lucile Page for more about Lady Duff-Gordon and her designs! (Sketches through the Fashion Institute of Technology.)
This is a super pattern for a simple, everyday 1920s frock, perfect in linen, cotton or other summery fabrics. Thank you to Tuesday’s Child for the loan!
This is an early 1920s pattern for undersleeves. I think the styles are truly delightful, and some would even be appropriate for Regency gowns!
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.
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