‘If Easter Sunday is clear there will be an Easter parade up Fifth avenue that will outshine in brilliancy any previous Easter function of this kind ever beheld by fashionable New York-srs. For awhile, you will remember it was not considered good form to parade on Easter Sunday. But in the many revivals of the twentieth century the revival of the Easter parade is one of the most marked. To go to church is, of course, the correct thing; and to walk afterward is also accepted as in accord with the spirit of Easter; and what more certain than that every woman will wear her best hat and best gown out to enjoy the sunshine of the April day.’ (San Francisco Call, 1903)
‘The famous “Easter Parade” on Fifth avenue on the morning of Easter has degenerated in recent years. It is no longer the fashionable function it once was – at least not wholly so.
Some years ago I sewed this 1950s-style dress with taffeta fabric which is embroidered with white roses. Continue reading 1950s White Taffeta Dress
Some years ago I sewed this Edwardian plaid wool skirt. Continue reading 1910s Plaid Wool Skirt
My 18th century jacket is finally finished! Yay! I sewed the last two seams just some minutes before we took the photos! 😉
The Edwardian summer girl is robust, strong and independent. She’s bare-armed, collarless, hatless and short-skirted: She doesn’t care if she gets freckles or a tan. She’s as good at sports as men: She swims, rows, hunts – she even plays barefoot golf! Continue reading The Edwardian Summer Girl
Many years ago, I turned a too large jersey knit sweater into a blazer. Continue reading Grey Crochet Lace Skirt & Jersey Knit Blazer