Uncategorized July 25, 2009 by Lesli Larson Archival Athletics archival athleticsfrom the archivesheritage collections for womenshopping from the past
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And you can even make your own gymnasium suit:
Brilliant! Wonder what sort of machine knit wool would work best for the home sewing project?
These gymnasium suits get mentioned quite a bit in college catalogs of the teens and twenties as part of the details of the physical fitness program requirements for the young ladies. Blue serge was often mentioned. While still a woven fabric, serge’s 2/2 twill worsted will provide pretty good stretch. Not to mention the nice healthy glow you’ll work up.
I have to admit that this one is pretty darned low on my list of of vintage clothing to make for myself.