Friday, May 20, 2022

Jeanne Circa 1931


A sketch in gouache of my maternal grandmother. I purposely made her face bigger as facial features are so important to telling a good story. And in this situation the story is about her clothing. The fashion of 1931 is a bit frumpy but I do like the neck line. I have no doubt that she sewed this one herself. She was a seamstress and back in those days, it was not common to sew your own clothes. She must have looked for the latest patterns in a catalogue. Or maybe just copied for herself something from a fashion magazine. I also wonder what they used to keep hair so plastered to the head. No flyaways allowed! 

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