I’m currently dreaming of early 20th century fashions, with rather bad effects on my practical, reasonable sewing schedule. I’ve been naughty and gone off on a sewing tangent.
I’ll give you a hint. It involves greek keys.
I’m also intrigued by all the diagonals in these 1906 fashion plates. What an interesting way to play with fabric. I’m not sure if I’d go as far as to say I want to make the black spotted chiffon and white satin frock number ‘admirable suited for a young matrons” (that’s me, right?) in this plate:
I do like the advice on sales at the top of the article:
Now is the time to pick up bargains in skirt lengths, and remnants for blouses and odd lengths in net and laces for making into chemisettes for house gowns. Sales really come as a boon and a bonus for those who must make a brave show on a really small dress allowance, but on the other hand they are often the cause of bitter disappointment and regret, for many women get carried away by the excitement of finding bargains and lay up for themselves a stock of rubbish.