This magazine page features an article on vintage school fashions for children for the fall of 1907. The article is titled For the School Days and includes an illustration of boys and girls, a total of five children, dressed in their charming new school clothes. Details below the illustration include: the size each pattern is available in, suitable materials for sewing the outfits and the amount of fabric necessary to sew each garment.
Here is a black and white clip art version of the illustration of vintage school fashions for children. I removed the pattern numbers and background sketches from the original image. Another article from the same magazine, titled The School Girls’ Outfit suggests a list of vintage school fashions to pack for girls who will be going away to school. Number of trips home during the school year, the type of school attended, social events held by the school, and the climate where the school is located are all taken into consideration.
There is an advertisement on the right hand side of the page for the National Cloak & Suit Co. It is an ad for ladies’ fall clothing and includes an illustration of two ladies modelling some of the latest styles for the fall of 1907. I scanned the original pages from the September 1907 issue of the Pictorial Review magazine.
One of the questions I am most often asked from my blog readers is how to change a colored image to black and white. When asked, I explain to the best of my ability; however, I would also like to recommend a free YouTube tutorial to those who would like to learn how to achieve this effect. The lovely Tracie Fox has created a Photoshop video tutorial that shows a quick and easy way to convert color images to black and white:
Tracie has also created a video tutorial that shows a method of converting part of the image to black and white while keeping a portion of the color intact:
Thank you, Tracie, for the tutorials and for your overall helpful, interesting and fun YouTube videos!
New in my Etsy shop this week are two tea dyed printable paper packs.
The first is a tea themed set with digital stamping images related to tea time on the left and on the right of each page. The second is a set of French themed papers. They also include digital stamping images on the left and on the right of each page. Thank you to the Graphics Fairy for the Eiffel tower scenic view and the “Paris” heading above it. Both tea dyed paper packs are currently 50% off. Images are linked to my shop.