Thursday, July 2, 2015

Summer Seaside Fashions (1914)












I just bought a huge bunch of fabric and am so excited to get working on some new pieces for the shop. Unfortunately my blood pressure is still an issue, which means until my specialist appoint in a couple weeks I'm taking it easy and focusing more on the design side of things. I've been very inspired by the fashions from the late Edwardian and early 1920's recently. The fashions of the late 1920's are very sleek and glamorous, but I love the femininity of the earlier designs. There is something almost naive about them, and they have this a great mix of the earlier Victorian style with the very beginnings of the flapper era. I'm also a sucker for unique draping and a large amount of fabric, so a lot of the early designs really appeal to me.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

That's All.

8 comments:

  1. These are stunning illustrations and I could just stare at them all day. The details! You should come over and we can have tea and sew up summer things all day inspired by these designs!

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    1. That sounds like a lovely way to spend a day :)

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  2. Completely lovely images! I've always found (many) illustrations from this era to have a fairy tale like quality to them.

    ♥ Jessica

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    1. I've never thought it like that, but you're right, there is something about them that has a "fairy tale" feeling.

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  3. I too love this era in fashions :-)

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  4. I would love for old fashion/modest swimsuits to be back "in" again!

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    1. I love old fashioned swimsuits. I have one I made a few years ago and it's my favourite thing to wear swimming. It gets awfully heavy when wet so it's not the best for wearing when you want to move fast or smoothly through the water, but it's good for just dog paddling around.

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