Wednesday, August 15, 2007

15 August: Treasure trove

Some time ago, I was unable to resist this book in the local Oxfam bookshop.

There is no date of publication in it, though it must be 1920s, judging from the shape of the lass who gets measured -

But really I bought it because you never know when you might need a pattern for combination undergarments or directoire knickers.


Murph said...

If you were that tall, skinny and straight you'd need very strong elastic!

KAZ said...

That skinny lass looks like she's been playing at cowboys and native Americans.

Granny J said...

Reminds me of my aunt who took courses in costume (i.e., fashion) design during the 20s. I have a box of her designs that are begging to be scanned! Not to mention a French fashion magazine from the same period.

Lucy said...

My mum had a friend in the 30s who tried to make a pattern for a 'Kestos' bra, apparently without success!