If you haven't yet had a chance to visit this exhibition be quick, as it ends on Sunday 15th January. The FTM is a petit and bijou museum but it rarely disappoints. Tonight was no exception as the show opens with a gaggle of gorgeous gowns and coats to hit you with a blast of 1920's glamour. The accompanying literature offers some insight into the purpose, styes and fads of the 1920's fashion era as women were expressing the cultural changes of their role in society.
From a textile enthusiast's perspective the show had me leaning very closely to every mannequin to see the construction techniques, hand embroidery, pin-tucking, beading, tassels and fringing. There were so many sumptuous fabrics, colours and patterns to behold!
I shall leave you with a visual feast of photos.
An added bonus was the sale in the museum shop. I have consciously stayed clear of any high street shops to avoid any knee-jerk sales purchases of things I don't need, but I really couldn't say no to 50% off Sew Over It patterns! The Shift Dress and Pussy Bow Blouse found their way into my life before my return home. Oopss!