“Do Your Christmas Sewing Early,” Suggests a Group of Gifts with a Distinctly Holiday Air
Along with making gift towels, napkins, and tablecloths trimmed with filet crochet, a Delineator article from November, 1925, suggests that you make this lovely combing jacket from orange Georgette and trim it with black sealing wax!
The sheer combing jacket looks simple enough, like a large triangle with a neck opening — perhaps it fastened at the back of the neck. “Flowers painted in black sealing-wax are new as trimming for an orange Georgette combing jacket. The locks about to be combed are bound back by a head-dress of blue satin, gold net, and rosebuds.” Orange and black was a popular color combination in the 1920s, as was orange and blue. I hope no one ever tried to iron this wax-trimmed lingerie!
Accessories Trimmed with Ostrich Feathers
(10) “Powder and puff go to parties in a bag of silver cloth, veiled with blue silk net, edged with rhinestones and fringed with shaded ostrich.” (11) “Blue brocade shot with silver and blue satin makes exotic-looking boudoir slippers with blue ostrich and rhinestones trimming their tops. (12) The large swan’s-down puff is for the generous dusting of talcum powder. The satin ribbon winding the handle and the feathers and flowers are rose-colored.” The handle made it possible to powder your back before going out for the evening.
Garters with Painted Button Faces
If you know a would-be flapper, you should consider making a pair of these intended-t0-be-seen stocking garters.
“The little round faces peeping out from the shirred background of blue garter are painted on silk-covered button- molds. A blue tassel swings under each chubby chin.” This is a great idea for a 1920s themed Etsy store…. Imagine the fun a flapper got when she hiked up her skirt to remove the liquor flask tucked into her garter, and everyone got a look at these babes looking right back at them! You wouldn’t want to roll your stockings over these.