Another week, another challenge! This time, to portray “Pure” in some way- “a person, an object or a moment”. My first thought was grandchildren (again), but instead I’m sharing a couple of vintage petticoats! They turned up recently at the op shop/thrift store where I volunteer – looking amazing but a bit grotty. So I had to take them home for some TLC, and photography.
One of them, the pale pink is labelled as being pure cotton, but it is undeniably pure nylon, made when nylon was a new-fangled wonder fabric. The other is also All Nylon, with a skirt so stiff it seems more like insect screening than a fabric to wear. They must have been worn to plenty of dances back when they were new – upwards of fifty years ago.
If only petticoats could talk!