Are you sick of 1911 yet? Â I hope not! Â This will be my last post of this era for a while though.
This is another title that just tickles me pink. Â I do wonder if The Girl’s Own Paper was using it in the modern sense (as in ‘the child in all of us’ etc.) or that they meant ‘girls from 8-18’ or (worst of all) ‘anyone unmarried’. Â Whatever the case, I’d certainly wear some of these styles! First some blouses for older girls: The blouse patterns are all (according to the magazine) based on the same basic shirt pattern, and can be made in any fabric, though hand-embroidery is most effective on linen. Then some littler girl’s clothes: And finally, a well fitted coat for someone of indeterminate girlishness:
The title of this section of the Girl’s Own Paper charms me so much. Why don’t fashion magazines today show you sensible garments for daily wear?!? Â I wonder if women who looked at these actually thought they were sensible? Â Or did they look almost as ridiculous as fashion photoshoots ideas of sensible work wear look today? Is this next one a chesterfield? Â Could be! I do love that they show clothes for the new career girl: