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.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

More finished neck pieces.

I have been working hard to complete some more neck pieces. While I have been working I have realised that they have become more refined and that they have the professional look that I wanted to create, yet they still remain those one-off original pieces which sit comfortably within the collection. I have combined using the felt that I had made along with the grey which helps to broaden the collection further and by using the millinery tape on each piece it has linked the individual pieces together nicely.


Anneka said...

they look very professional, all those hours sewing has really paid off....well done

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