10.15.2007

:: vintage monday [ week three ] ::

Happy Monday, everyone! The sun is streaming through the windows as I’m typing this, but it is downright cold this morning! Brrr! Autumn has arrived! Here’s something to inspire you as you are about your Monday activities. Enjoy!!

fashion & trends of 1906

Moving about sixty years forward from last week’s feature, this page of pattern sketches is from 1906. Having grown up watching such television as the “Anne” miniseries and the “Road to Avonlea” show, I have a deep love for this period in fashion history. The details, laces, filmy fabrics and elegant cuts are so inspiring! there are so many ways a modern seamstress (or anyone for that matter) could incorporate this look into their daily wardrobe as well. Doesn’t that pleated jacket in the lower right hand corner look strangely modern? Perhaps with a few changes? What is inspiring you today? Have a link to something visual that has got the ideas flowing? Please feel free to share it!

cheers & creativity,
    ♥ casey [ email me ]

3 comments:

Marjorie said...

I love the bottom left skirt....the waistline detailing is lovely! And you struck yet another chord with me....I grew up with the Anne series and Avonlea! : ) I love them!! I've always felt a little like Anne...without the red hair. :)

Enjoy your cold air! It is still in the mid 80's here....(I am anxious for a cool front).

Lynda said...

This is my favourite era! I've always thought that the clothes could be adapted slightly for modern wear. I agree ... that jacket could be stunning! I'm also a huge Anne/Avonlea fan! ~ Lynda ♥

kim said...

remember anne's hankering for puffed sleeves? *sigh* she was definitely a fashion maven... love the posts!