March 9, 2012

Going Through the Era's {Fashionable Friday} - 1930's

I'm linking up to Bramblewood Fashion's Going Through the Era's event!

This week {March 4th-10th} is the 1930s.
Today's theme is...Fashionable Friday!
{Sew something from the era using vintage, or reproduction patterns. Share your vintage clothing that you own. Do a hairstyle and/or makeup look/tutorial from the era. Do an outfit post.} 

At first I didn't think I had anything to share for this category and this time period.  The 40s and 50s are more my style.  But I thunk and thunk and finally I thought of something to share...

My crocheted snood:)

First, a confession...
The pattern I used for the snood is actually from the 40s.
But, as Ashley used a clothing pattern from the 40s in her outfit today, I decided it would be alright.
Besides, snoods have been around since before the 30s.

During WWII snoods became a popular and stylish way to keep hair out of the way and free from machinery when working in a factory.

Ahem...this photo may or may not be from 1942 - believe me when I say it's hard to find a good snood picture from the 30s.  Please forgive me...and if you have an example from the 30s, do share it with me!
Thank you:)

And now, pictures of my snood...

I styled the front of my hair with three pincurls on one side and two on the other, then pinned the snood behind them.
I used the Perky Snood Pattern
For instructions on how to wear a snood, hop over to Noir Girl

I've found that snoods are extremely comfortable to wear and work wonderfully for getting your hair off or your neck...or if you have waist length hair (like me) and are having a bad hair day;)

Happy Trails, y'all!


  1. Don't feel bad about your examples being from the '40s--at least you have something to share! ;-)

    The more I look at snoods, the more I feel the urge to make meself one....
    Yours is lovely (duh; purple :-D) and looks quite comfy. :-)

    God bless,
    ~"Wild Rose"~

  2. In the 1939 film I shared for the matinee, one older lady wears her hair in a snood under her hat. So yes, it is a 1930s thing as well!

  3. Thank you for commenting, ladies:)


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