Smart Summer Apparel, 1910s- pt 2

Gosh, summer is almost over and I just realized I didn’t follow-up with more images of this lovely pamphlet.  The first post is here, if you missed it.

Although this pamphlet is undated, a few lovely blog followers commented that they believe it is from 1916.  I just LOVE these wild designs with stripes! I have an affinity for the whimsical designs of this period, and these are tops in my book!

Here’s the original layout, plus close ups of each page so you can make out the descriptions.


Also, just a note to let you know that I am having computer issues, so unfortunately the new 1930s accessories pattern will be unavailable for a while, but I’m hoping to get it back soon so I can make it available again!

Hope you are having a beautiful week, and staying safe!  With all the earthquake and storm happenings on the East Coast, I’m sending you my best wishes if you’re in the affected areas.

8 Comments on Smart Summer Apparel, 1910s- pt 2

  1. valarielynn
    August 25, 2011 at 5:53 pm (13 years ago)

    I’m kind of in the middle if I like the dresses in 1916. Sometimes I’ll see one I like but mostly I don’t. I do have a photo saved of one I do like, and someday…..

  2. MrsC
    August 25, 2011 at 6:31 pm (13 years ago)

    They look so comfortable! That’s what always gets me. After all that Edwardian S bend stuff, it must have been a blessed relief!

  3. Erin
    August 25, 2011 at 6:43 pm (13 years ago)

    Wow. What is with that HAT?!

  4. Marcee Daily Chipman
    August 25, 2011 at 7:15 pm (13 years ago)

    I like that BLACK HAT – – looks like a skateboard ramp !!!!

  5. Libby
    August 25, 2011 at 7:34 pm (13 years ago)

    So lovely! WWI is one of my favorite fashion eras. Unfortunately it often gets overlooked, I find. I’m glad I’m not the only one investigating it.

  6. Tasha
    August 25, 2011 at 8:40 pm (13 years ago)

    Those are some seriously fantastic uses of stripes! I particularly like the one labeled #55. And to read the description and know it was available in such vibrant colors, it must have been wonderful!

  7. Heide@ApronHistory
    August 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm (13 years ago)

    I love #57. All those flouces! Looks fun!
    I had never paid attention to stripes, obviously it was the “thing” in 1916.
    Don’t you love their accessories?

  8. The Dreamstress
    August 31, 2011 at 10:27 pm (13 years ago)

    It is such an odd period, but I do adore 55 and 57. Those stripes! 56 is growing on me too – striped linen. Mmmmmm….

    I have to say that that mourning dress is just hideous though. And it is a terrible, sad reminder that so many people died in those years :-(

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