Category Archives: 1910s

Here you’ll find costumes and accessories I’ve created suitable for 1910-1919; as well as other 1910s related things.

1910s Christmas Peacock Evening Dress

1910s Christmas Peacock Evening Dress

‘With Christmas [1912] “in the air” one’s thoughts naturally turn to frocks and the many odds and ends of dress which play an important part in those festivities which cluster around the season; for to a woman a not inconsiderable part of a pleasure depends on the knowledge that she is suitably garbed.’ (source) Continue reading 1910s Christmas Peacock Evening Dress

The Handkerchief Camisole From 1910

edwardian handkerchief camisole

An Edwardian camisole or corset cover is so easy to sew: You’ll just need three handkerchiefs, insertion lace and some ribbon: ‘The handkerchief bodice can be put together […] without the trouble of cutting out a pattern in the ordinary way. […] A dainty and inexpensive piece of lingerie that can be made both easily and quickly’ (Every Woman’s Encyclopaedia, 1910-2).

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How To Become Graceful (1910 Instructions)

Here’s an article from 1910 on how to become graceful. It says that only a healthy lady can be graceful. Drooping shoulders, slouching, a poking chin, a leaning posture, shuffling steps: all minimize a woman’s attractiveness. According to the article, slouching compresses the lungs, and in consequence produces a bad complexion, and even lung diseases. Continue reading How To Become Graceful (1910 Instructions)