Vintage Fashion Accessories
During the 1800’s there were a few accessories that were considered essential.
Gloves were a must for both men and women. Men's gloves were mainly made from fine kid in grey, brown or black. White gloves with evening dress were obligatory. Women's gloves were short, to the wrist or a little above, until the 1880s when long gloves to the elbow and beyond were worn for evening and some three-quarter-length for day, all fitted snugly. Light colours were usual, but black became more fashionable in the 1880s.
Parasols protected a lady's skin from the sun, and were considered an important fashion accessory. Slender and light in weight, they came in a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. They were often trimmed in lace or fringe.
Reticules which were small drawstring bags decorated with lace, beads and embroidery held personal items, such as vinaigrettes (small containers of an aromatic substance used to combat the aroma from the waste products common in cities. The fitting dresses of the day had no pockets, so these small handbags were essential.
Fans, made of paper, silk or lace on sticks of ivory and wood, were used by fashionable ladies to cool themselves and enhance body language.
For our swap this month I would like you to send to your partner a small selection of laces (maybe 4-5 lengths). Think of a nice way to present them, you may simply like to make a card featuring Vintage Fashion and pop some lace inside or be a little more creative and make a Reticule in which to place it.
Signups are open until the 15th and I will post partners on the 16th.
Thanks for joining us this month.
Joining in this month
Bernie Received and Karen Received
Mary Received and Jill Received
Niamh Received and Polly Received
Cathie Received and Fiorella Received
Lilian Received and Nicole received
Josie Received and Brinda Received
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Love this idea Karen, please sign me up.
Hey!! Ive beaten Josie !!
Darn Lilian beat me to this. lets see who has their's finished first. Sign me up please Karen. I must have been sleeping when this got posted.
Josie, I've already decided what I'm going to do,and could have it made in the next wee while.
How far are you with it ? I would really break your record if I finish first.
A bit like the Olympics and Scotlands' in the lead.
Sorry girls, I'm done I'm done Neh, neh, nehnehne!!! Ive made a lovely package and filled it with some laces I found at a recent charity shop trip.
Its a great day for GB what with the rowers and cyclist and now MEeeeeeeeeeeee!
I have a q too before I sign up. Is there a min on the lengths?
No minimum. enough to make at least a card with but in saying that us crafters can use the smallest of peices somewhere. I would say make it a length that you would be happy to receive thats how I usually think - Would I be happy with this? If so go with it, if not add a little more.
Sign me up please! : )
Thanks Nicole. Where's Josie, fallen asleep again ?
Wow that must also be a ATV record