Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Leap year & vintage collars & cuffs

So obviously there was no 29 February in 1942 (there was in 1940 and 1944 however), so there is no news today. But here is something cute instead.

I have written previously of detachable white collars and how they were popular during wartime as an aid to help being seen during the blackout.

They were also used to dress up plain dresses, and were not made of fabric, but knitted or crocheted.
Here are two pretty versions that could be made at home.

vintage 1940s fashion with detachable collars and cuffs
cuffs 2

Aren’t they sweet, and doesn’t that first model look like Ava Gardner?

Happy leap year,

Deb xxx

1 comment:

  1. Could you possibly send me the full patterns, you can find my e-mail address on the right side of my blog. Such a great post, I didn't know that's why they got so fashionable. I learn so much from your blog! XxxX


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