1900's Bathing Costumes
COUNTED CROSS STITCH CHART BY PERRETTE SAMOUILOFF
1900 is when beach going and swimming became a truly fashionable summer leisure activity, drawing crowds to the seaside. Finding the right outfit became quite a challenge and stimulated a huge vogue of swimwear fashion creation.
Cross stitch designer Perrette Samouiloff captures the spirit of these early days, with this fun and elegant pattern featuring 6 young ladies in interesting bathing costumes.
Beach huts on wheels (such as the one appearing in the distance) also became a feature of seaside resorts. They were drawn by horses into the water and allowed the ladies some privacy when dipping into the water.
A cross stitch pattern by Perrette Samouiloff.
Number of stitches:128 x 117 (wide x high)
Stitches: Cross stitch, Backstitch,
Chart: Black and White with color detail
Threads: DMC Embroidery floss,
Number of colors:14
Themes: beach, seaside, swimming, bathing, swimwear, outfit, 1900