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Fashion Forecast: Apr-Jun 1912

Fashion Forecast: April, May and June 1912Janyce Hill gives us the fashion forecast for April, May and June 1912, drawn from fashion magazines from that year.

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valarie  
Fashion Forecast: Apr-Jun 1912   Wonderful inspirational pictures! If I didn't have two projects needed in the next couple months, I'd be starting a 'teens dress now. I just finished my Titanic suit for an event, and they're wonderful styles, even if the Wingeo pattern I used was a PITA.  
 
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clockwork_faerie  
Fashion Forecast: Apr-Jun 1912   how neat! I really like this style of presenting to us less-knowleadgeable readers the fashions of the day; it's a great inspiration without being too overwhelming.  
 
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joannasbridal  
Fashion Forecast: Apr-Jun 1912   Completely inspired for a DPP entry, especially as I need an Edwardian outfit for July. Thank you for such an interesting article!  
 
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urbanseamstress  
Fashion Forecast: Apr-Jun 1912   Very nice and inspirational article!

Just one thing: the dress labelled as "Simple dress for a young girl, April 1912" should in fact read something along the lines of "Dress without collar for young women (easily extendible)". It is actually one of only very few examples of a maternity wardrobe.

Pardon my undoubtedly crappy translation, but below the corresponding description from the Dutch version of this April 1912 La Mode Illustrée issue:

De Gracieuse. Geïllustreerd e Aglaja, No. 10, May 15th 1912

"No. 3 Dress without collar"

"This elegant, practical dress is made out of diagonally checked, wood-coloured wool. The bodice front is pressed into deep pleats and adorned with a collar of embroidered batiste [...] as well as with a matching, pencil-pleated plastron. The extended shoulders cover the seams where the the long sleeves -- which widen towards the wrist in chalice-shape -- connect to the bodice. The latter has adjustable darts and front edge closing with laces. The fashion fabric closes on the left side with an invisible snap closure. De bottom edge of the four-gore skirt measures a 2 1/4 m circumference. The with the bodice corresponding pressed pleats are, to make the skirt easily extendible, on the inside until knee height only attached with a few stitches. The bottom of the skirt is, in accordance with the bodice, decorated with buttons. The back gore is arranged into box pleats, which are stitched down at the top, but left to fall freely towards the bottom. The skirt closure is, similar to the bodice's, located at the front side. A pleated sash (a 15 cm wide, bias-cut strip of silk) covers the seam between the skirt -- which is attached to the bodice by means of hooks and eyes -- and the bodice."
 
 
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miss_lizzy882  
Dress For The Beach....   Hi there, just wondering why the image for the dress for the beach and the dress in tunic style have the same image? I feel it may be a typo, and I'd love to see the proper one!
:)
 
 
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pollyanna  
Re: Dress For The Beach...   Thank you Miss Lizzy for pointing that out! You are entirely correct, and we've now pointed it to show the beach dress. It's very pretty, so it deserved to be seen.
Thank you for helping us correct this error :-)
Pollyanna (Harman Hay webmouse)
 
Last edited on 18.06.2014 21:44 by Polly Aron
 

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