DSC01797 (458x1024) In the 1920s, a new woman was born. She smoked, drank, danced, and voted. She cut her hair, wore make-up, and went to petting parties. She was giddy and took risks. She was a flapper.

The outer clothing of flappers is even still extremely identifiable. This look, called "garconne" ("little boy"), was instigated by Coco Chanel. To look more like a boy, women tightly wound their chest with strips of cloth in order to flatten it. The waists of flapper clothes were dropped to the hipline. She wore stockings – made of rayon ("artificial silk") starting in 1923 – which the flapper often wore rolled over a garter belt.

The hem of the skirts also started to rise in the 1920s. At first the hem only rose a few inches, but from 1925 to 1927 a flapper’s skirt fell just below the knee.

The flapper attitude was characterized by stark truthfulness, fast living, and sexual behavior. Flappers seemed to cling to youth as if it were to leave them at any moment. They took risks and were reckless.

Info from here. 

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As you can guess I finished my flapper doll and flapper ATC doll for the Fantastic Flat Paper Dolls May challenge.  Bits of lace and ric rac were sewn to a dress shape, the bodice is a leaf shaped piece of lace.  Her head wrap is created using some pink grosgrain ribbon.  Her boa is crocheted using fun fur yarn. 

The ATC was created using an arch pattern.  The image is from the Ziegfield Follies historical images gallery.  I added a bit of sparkle with stickles and a bit of tulle for her skirt. 

Perhaps there is a bit of the Flapper in all of us, no?

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