|Polly's dress in pink.|
The cornucopia seems to be well represented on Victorian postcards, and in fanciful illustrations, but how many of us ever really used one as a Thanksgiving Day table centerpiece or festive decoration for autumn? The horn of plenty has always intrigued me, and I went on a long and vigilant search to find just the right little cornucopia to enhance Polly Pratt's Thanksgiving Day Outfit.
|Polly's dress in autumn peach.|
|The bonnet mock-up as a sunbonnet|
|The bonnet mock-up|
While making Polly's Thanksgiving Day outfit, I became interested in the paper dolls of Berta and Elmer Hader, who drew their paper dolls in the early 1920's. The little girls were often wearing such bonnets, so this became of equal importance to me (the designing of one), since I may make a few outfits from their illustrations.
|Berta and Elmer Hader's Paper Doll|
As this year is coming to a close, and I reflect back on what I have done so far, it certainly can be considered a Cornucopia of Garments. A wealth of abundance.
I may not post again until the ensemble is complete, and so I will wish you all a cornucopia of wishes, and a Happy Thanksgiving.
Miss E. Mouse
|Lettie's Autumn Stroll Outfit|