Hello dearies! How was your weekend? Mine has been filled with sunshine, hopes of Spring, and a lovely Lord’s day. I can hardly believe that it is already time for Magazine Monday again! Both Cassie and I will be sharing our favorite pages from our collection of magazines today, so be sure to hop on over to the Calico Sisters’ blog to check out Cassie’s post (rumor has it she is going to be sharing a magazine from 1908!). For my contribution, I thought I would share another of my Needlecraft Magazines, published in this month 97 years ago, in the height of America’s involvement in WWI. Shall we take a look?
Click on each of the images for a larger view!
The article above: “God Reigns” absolutely amazed me when I came across it. To think that such an article was so proudly displayed on the first page of a Needlework Magazine less than a hundred years ago, and yet today we shiver in our shoes about even mentioning the name of God in public! How horribly sad! But, you know what I think? I think we should start using this greeting, and just see what people say. Shall we try it? Let us see what encouragement we can give through such a greeting, and what effect it will have in today’s world. Perhaps such a greeting will serve to be a good reminder to those who have forgotten Who reigns. But, I’ve gone off on a tangent. Be sure and click the image to be able to read the entire encouraging article, as well as the other useful tidbits up there.
Another rather wordy page, but one I thought I would share. Once again this is a page similar to one I shared in last month’s Magazine Monday, with input from Needleworkers from around the country. Women who had thought of economical ways of helping the boys overseas in the war, as well as simple ways of decorating a “ready-made” handkerchief. I included it because these women, and their knowledge of the handcrafted arts, are slowly fading out of our memories, something that I don’t want to see happen, wisdom that I don’t want to see lost. So, I decided to share it all with you!
Now this is a page definitely worth reading up close (just click on the picture to do so), for it is all about the Spring fashions of 1918. Who knew that dresses were more popular than suits on account of wool being in short supply because of the war? I certainly didn’t! Oh, and do take a look at it before you scroll down to see the lovely fashions below, for you’ll be better able to understand the styles if you read what affected them. 🙂
Which dress is your favorite thus far? I think my favorite would have to be the Ladies’ Dress 8721. The shawl collar looks just so delightful, and the overall style practical and comfy. Has anyone noticed the hairstyles yet? Aren’t they interesting? Quite the transition between the Gibson Girl do’s of the 1900s and the bobs of the 1920s. I used to hate this time period in fashion, or parts of it at least. But you know what, the relaxed waistlines and practical styles are actually starting to look more appealing to me. But you still won’t catch me wearing one of those dresses yet! Oh no! I have to try out the 1930s first!
The “Waists” both above and below are so intriguing. Do you see the interesting sleeve treatment on model 8715? And those coats! Which one, model 8698 (above) or 8696 (below) do you prefer? I think 8696 would be more to my style. Oh, and hey would you look at that! Who is that in the upper right hand corner of the page below? That, my dears, is Mary Brooks Picken! The woman who helped a great deal in reviving the art of dressmaking, one which would have been lost, if it hadn’t been for the help of this amazing woman and her Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences.
As I did last month, I’ve included a link-y widget down at the bottom of the post for you to share your vintage and antique Magazine posts until this time next month.
Which styles are your favorite?
Are you going to read the articles about the fashions of the day?
What would you like to see in future Magazine Mondays?
Brigid, the Middle Sister and Singer