I collect Girls Own Annuals, and recently added a delicious 1928 edition to my collection.
It came complete with monthly fashion notes – wherein the latest from Paris is described and adapted for daily wear, and little tips on re-making and using bits and bobs are given.
This one in particular caught my eye, first, for the fascinating description of hairpieces, and second, for a great example of 1920s historicism: ‘A Poke Bonnet lined with a lace cap, a la the 18th century’. The Historicism challenge for the Historical Sew Monthly is gone, but I still love historicism!
The ideas for using ribbon remnants and bits of fur are a great illustration of how those without Parisian budgets could stay in the mode.
I can’t decide if I want the bonnet, the evening frock with fabulous hip drapery, or the amazing pieced blouse most! Which is your favourite?