It's not clear how or when the term Flapper first wound its way into the American vernacular. The expression probably originated in pre war England. According to a 1920's fashion writer, "flapper" initially described the sort of teenage girl whose gawky frame and posture were "supposed to need a certain type of clothing-long, straight lines to cover her awkwardness-and the stores advertised these gowns as "flapper-dresses."

About Me

Braintree, Essex, United Kingdom
I am a mature student,in my final year studying for a BA Hons in Fashion and Textiles. I have two children who give me lots of encouragement. They are both studying, one is currently at home and other living in London, but with whom I speak daily. I have a love of anything from the 1920's and have recently read a book that had the title "Flapper." The author was Joshua Zeitz and I found it to be an entertaining read. This is where I got the idea for the title for my Blog, Girlish Delights in Barrooms.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Embroidery Designs.

This week I have begun to create some embroidery designs for my jewellery neck pieces and I have started to sample some of them. I have taken my designs from drawings I have done from images of Art Deco/Nouveau ironworks. These fluid organic shapes and designs were used in several ways on stair cases, railings, screens, mirrors, tables and lamps and even on the entrances to the metro stations in Paris.


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