Thursday, February 17, 2011

Edwardian Era Fashion Plate - September 1902 The Delineator

Edwardian Era Fashion Plate - September 1902 The Delineator

Figure 104G - Ladies' Costume - Loose-meshed fabrics are favored for the early Autumn tailor gown, and a pleasing example of this style is here shown, the material selected being homespun in a light-brown mixture, with reliefs of brown velvet and rows of stitching. The jacket fits snugly at the back and sides, and the fronts close in a fly. Double peplums are a distinctive feature, and at the centre of the front and back the jacket proper is extended to form tabs. Above the closing lapels are formed, extending beyond the ends of the rolling collar. Two-seam sleeves are introduced.
There are five gores in the skirt, which is of newest shaping and portrays the habit back. Bands are applied around the bottom of the graduated, circular flounce, and from beneath the latter the skirt should be cut away. Short sweep and round length are provided.
Tailor suitings in general are recommended for development, and folds of self-colored taffeta or satin may be used as trimming. Blue etamine or canvas would be stylish, with braid trimming. Tweed, covert, cheviot and the various weaves of serge are standard fabrics.

Figure 105G - Ladies' Coat and Skirt - Some of the smartest wraps of the season introduce tucks or box-plaits as a decoration. Rich black taffeta was selected for making the coat shown at this figure, with heavy Irish lace and black velvet ribbon to trim. The coat is plaited all around, the plaits being stitched along the inner folds in tuck fashion. An oddly shaped collar with stole ends that may extend to the bottom of the coat is a smart adjunct. The velvet ribbon is drawn through the lace and is ornamented with pendants. A tucked frill edges the collar, and the sleeves flare at the lowest part, where they are decorated to correspond with the collar. The neck is slightly low, and the closing is made at the centre of the front.
Grayish-blue cloth gives a chic development in the skirt, with folds of self-colored satin for trimming. It is of seven-gored shaping and has a pretty circular flounce. A habit back is employed, and sweep and short sweep length are provided.
Black moire is much used for coats like the one described, and the collar may be of embroidered batiste. A skirt of pearl-gray cloth will be stylish. Mohair, Sicilian, pongee, brocaded silks as well as various cloths are advised.

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