Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Spring, 1910s Style

Is a post about Spring a little previous?
Edna St Vincent Millay in the 1910s

It's no secret that the 1910s has become my favourite style and fashion period. And although I make forays into the Regency era, and hope to make a few forays into the 1920s and '30s, I hope that I can just continue on this trajectory and have a lovely and complete 1910s wardrobe for all seasons. 

I think I mentioned in an earlier post that the recent film "Testament of Youth", the story of Vera Brittain, was one of the things that inspired me. Re-watching Downton Abbey with my niece has helped as well. 

One of the scenes in "Testament of Youth" was so lovely, and reminded me of pictures I had seen of the poet Edna St Vincent Millay - a contemporary of Vera Brittain's. 

Autochrome. I love it! Another shot of Edna St Vincent Millay.

Alicia Vikander as Vera Brittain in Testament of Youth (2014)

The dress of Edna St Vincent Millay's reminds me a lot of this dress, which is a pattern which can be found at Past Patterns.

I know the winter isn't over yet, but I'm sure we're all looking forward to the coming of spring. Especially if we can enjoy the blossoms on the trees! As for me, I'd better start sewing a 1910s dress for the spring! 

A 1910s Coles Phillips fade-away girl. She's enjoying the spring too!


  1. Perfect preview of Spring!! Actually, the tree outside my bedroom window is blossoming right now--so good timing, at least for Las Vegas!
    Of course that photo of Millay is one of my favorite photos of all time--as you well know!!

  2. Gorgeous photos! I can't wait to see what kind of spring dress you make!

  3. This is a "delicate" spring preview, teasing our minds and feelings. Just what we need. Wherever did you get that second Edna Millay photo? Thanks for it. Heather may have blossoms, but at least there are buds on my new little tree, and my lilac bush as well. Do another similar post as spring gets closer!