Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Australian Home Journal, 1926
The Australian Home Journal was founded in 1894, and until the early sixties promoted its own brand of paper dress patterns which it sold through the mail. I picked up this issue, published in 1926, in a local collectibles shop. Though the cover is slightly soiled the inside is in beautiful condition, containing features on fashion and dressmaking as well as short stories, recipes and advice columns. The picture above illustrates the sleek, almost severe, styles of the mid-1920s, in a version the average home-dressmaker could make for herself.