Wednesday, August 16, 2017

A Fure Trimmed Frock

A lovely fur trimmed frock from 1919 with a matching hat and two-toned boots.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Designs by Audley from 1915

"To be conspicuously elegant presupposes a cultivated body. But the secret of economy and art in dress lies in the selection of suitable materials, simple designs and conservative fashions." Farnsworth
"The shoulders are made to appear broader than the hips; the waist, which should be 96.5 per cent of the height, is out of proportion." Farnsworth
"Nothing is so glaring as the latest novelty. Earrings are a relic of barbarism and chains that serve no purpose should be avoided." Farnsworth
"Summer gowns that are always beautiful. 'Half an artist's life is spent in learning what to look for, how to distinguish the essential, the characteristic, and how to eliminate the rest.' Farnsworth
"For the short, stout woman, waists and belts must be modeled with point back and front and the lines of ornament should flow downward." Farnsworth

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Frocks for Little Girls in 1910-1909

The summer frock that is made with an open neck and short sleeves is a real boon. These dresses may be worn just as illustrated or over a guimpe as the day requires, and are adapted to every seasonable material.

Pretty cotton material, blue in color, is trimmed with white banding and with piping of blue and white stripes, but lawns and batistes, chambrays and ginghams are all appropriate and the washable pongees are made into exceedingly attractive dresses of the sort.

A Useful Midsummer Gown

The gown that is made of plain washable material and embroidered with a simple but effective design is an exceedingly practical one. It can be utilized both for afternoon and morning occasions, it is practically new after each laundering, and it is altogether charming and attractive. Make this one up in a beautiful buff color with the embroidery  of white and chemisette of tucked white muslin.

Young Summer Frocks from 1909

Young girl's frocks are exceptionally charming this season, and muslins made in semi-princess style are dainty in the extreme. The frock featured on the right is one that can be treated in that way or with a blouse and skirt made separately, as liked. In this case the material is embroidered batiste trimmed with lace banding, but there are available, flowered ones as well as plain, and there are many thin silks and a great many silk and cotton mixtures that are treated in lingerie style.