A friend of mine found this magazine in her attic and gave it to me when I started TrixieLixie
The date of the publication is November 1926! The ‘new kut-eezi printed pattern’ that is FREE inside is still in it, untouched, a fabulous 1920’s dress.
It is full of adverts for cold creams and face powders, germaline, soap and oxo cubes! There are recipes and craft ideas, how to make a raffia biscuit tin,and a leather handbag!
I really love the ‘Decoratively Arranged’ page which gives you ideas about how to display your fruit in your fruit bowl and how to display the things on your mantlepiece.
There are several pages of fashion idea’s on ‘Gay London’s Dress pages’ ‘Whatever fashion dictates Gay London is ready to explain’.
There is also a free knitting pattern for a vest and long knickers!
There is a fab beauty page ‘Beauty aids and notions’ ‘ Miss Beauty looks about her and tells you what London Girls are doing, wearing and discussing’
The cookery page is excellent, now I know why my Swiss Roll won’t roll!
It is a fantastic gift, I am thrilled to be the present owner of such auseful and informative magazine, I might even attempt to make the dress.
It is a great gift! 🙂 I have found old magazines at my parents house and don’t know why I have always enjoyed reading them, thinking about how things used to be when I was a kid! 🙂
It is really interesting reading all the old articles, and the adverts are hilarious, I think I will have to post afew of them!
You’re on my blog! 🙂 http://pillowsalamode.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/trixie-lixie-knicker-kits/
Thank you the knickers look gorgeous 😄
Oh, and I put a little (unrelated) surprise for you in the mail today . . . it should arrive within two weeks. 🙂