Springtime, beginning in February, was traditionally the season for international travel – after the Christmas season was all tied up, and before Easter. Although some North Americans jetted off for ski or beach vacations, the true “Jet-Set” or those planning a once-in-a-lifetime trip headed for Paris & London, East Asia, South America or the Caribbean.
Our grandmothers thought that an ocean cruise was one of the most glamorous ways to travel – and it was, then. What more elegant attire than a wardrobe of custom-made clothing. If you weren’t in a position to visit a couturier and had good do-it-yourself skills, a McCall’s Magazine needlework pattern would have been just the thing!
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