>The weather here has been so odd for July- where usually it would be hot and getting hotter it’s actually somewhat drizzly and overcast! Where I usually would be dying to sew up some cute shorts and summer dresses, my mind now is wandering to more fall-like clothing and this week I’m particularly drawn to the 1910s for inspiration. The Edwardian era through WWI has been a constant source of inspiration for me since I started getting into fashion history and costuming, gee… over fifteen years ago already! I don’t know what it is… maybe the innocence, a lot of the literature that inspired me originally, and the interesting time that I think is the cross over point in fashion history and modern fashion- it’s the end of an era and the beginning of a new one.
Here’s two scans from a Ladies Home Journal from November 1915 showing both dainty and feminine blouses and proper mourning attire. The little detailing would be such great inspriation to pull into our modern wardrobes! Click on the images for higher res copies to save.
Happy friday! Hope this weekend has lots of fun and relaxation in store for you!