decorative stiches, handmade flowers, decorated dress, home ecnomics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
The decorations of a garment need not be elaborate or expensive. The elaborately decorated dress is often in poor taste. Simple embroidery or self-trimming add to the appearance of garments. A simple little hand touch will usually add distinction and charm. The most expensive gowns from the most exclusive shops are extremes in simplicity. The more decoration used on ready to wear garments usually the cheaper the garment. Decoration is too often used to hide inferior workmanship and poor quality. The decoration may make or mar the dress. The trimming used must look as though it belonged to the garment.
Linfield, Azalea, "Decorative Stitched and Handmade Flowers" (1923). SDSU Extension Circulars. 130.