Sunday, February 22, 2009
This thimble is only ten years past the first one. The only difference I can see in the fashion is that the bust area seems to be droopier and the bustle seems more obvious. Very large hats were popular so I am not sure why Avon decided not to give this lady a large hat.
When I did some digging into how these clothes were made, I ran across this sewing machine as being the one used during that time. My Mom had one just like this and and it was the machine I learned how to sew on. It amazes me that they could sew these large dresses on this machine. I also wonder how many outfits most women owned. I am pretty sure there were catalogs they could order these from. I need to go do some digging through my piles of catalogs, because I used to collect old catalogs, and have a few replicas probably from this era.