Such elegance. Ladies were true ladies during that era. Those outfits would not be for the very novice seamstress. I wonder how many actual seamstress ladies there were in Hood River at that time. Times have most certainly changed, have they not. I would have loved to have had all three.
Nellie on 21st May 2020 @ 7:08am
In the 1970’s I would take my little ones into Paris Fair, put a blanket on the floor in the pattern section, plunk the little ones on the blanket with their toys then I would perch myself on a stool and begin thumbing through the big pattern books. McCalls, Butterick, and high end Vogue.
L.E. on 21st May 2020 @ 7:14am
What a change, then class and now faded Levi's
kenn on 21st May 2020 @ 8:42am
for "some" reason those umbrellas never caught on while I was in HR...…
congrats to Commissioner Arthur..
Arlen Sheldrake on 21st May 2020 @ 8:52am
And the pointy toed shoes lasted a long time. My mother had such misshapened and painful feet that she made me wear those ugly Buster Brown shoes that were assured to fit properly by viewing on a stand up x-ray machine.
nels on 21st May 2020 @ 9:38am
Back in the day there were women who were known for their abilities in producing fine dresses. Every woman had a sewing machine, and many sewed for the whole family. But one's mother's awareness of what was current with the young was a variable that caused some home productions made one cringe to have to wear them to school. But no family planning and the resulting larger families it was almost a necessity. Hand me downs included shoes as well as clothing. Fabric stores, millinery stores, extensive undergarments such as girdles and nylons, hats and matching purses were all mandatory for going shopping , ot the doctor, and to church.
nels on 21st May 2020 @ 9:44am
Arlen, My impression was that Hood River was just too windy for umbrellas.
Bill Seaton on 21st May 2020 @ 11:34am
My mother ended up with horrible bunions due to wearing shoes that were too small and tight, to be fashionable. She regretted her choices most of her life, until she had surgery to remove them.
Had you used umbrellas in Hood River Arlen, you would become a forerunner to Mary Poppins.....
Gladys on 22nd May 2020 @ 7:14am
Paris Fair had one of those x-ray machines that nels mentions.
cg on 23rd May 2020 @ 11:24pm