Inspired by these photos from about 1880-1910
of women who were human advertisements.
Dressmaker with a large scissors
Dressmaker with spools, fashion plates and scissors
I encountered some problems with the Sunflower Pattern Co-Operative members agreeing to parade around like this.
The word dignity came up.
So I hired a couple of virtual signboards from the 1860s---nice wide skirts.
In case all those ruffles get in the way of our message- here's the address
for our Etsy Shop:
Of course this is just an excuse to show you all the photos of signboard
women I've found.
Advertising starching perhaps?
So have fun at Market. I just got back from the American Quilt Study Group Seminar in Manchester and I will be napping.