Thursday, December 1, 2011

Homesewn 1920s Gift Ideas

The Winter 1927 issue of McCall's Quarterly suggests sewing these beautiful underthings for your holiday gift giving. There are a variety of items to choose from, including pajamas, chemises, slips, and kimonos. I am a novice seamstress at best, but I can see that several of these would be simple to sew. The most time consuming part would be the intricate embroidery detail that most of them have. So pretty! Can you imagine receiving that peacock kimono for Christmas?

Source: McCall Quarterly, Winter 1927/1928

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Gorgeous! I'd love to receive the peacock kimono too. Crystal, if you start now, you should just about get it finished in time...

Seriously, practically every single piece of clothing back then was a work of art. I am so in awe!