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CGW Goes To: Gibson Girl Golf

CGW Goes To: Gibson Girl Golf

Saturday, March 15, 1pm for ice cream & 3pm for miniature golf

Mark your calendars for this day that Gibson girls and their guys meet for a rollicking round of miniature golf, after sipping sodas with your sweetheart  at a local ice cream parlour. Note that we have planned enough time at Farrell’s for an ice cream sundae or soda and photos. If you plan on having lunch there, you may wish to arrive earlier, as reviews state that the wait for actual lunch items is very long.

Ice Cream Location: Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour and Restaurant, 215 S Brea Blvd., Brea, CA 92821
Golf Location: Camelot Golfland in Anaheim, 3200 E Carpenter Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92806.

Tickets: You are free to participate in both parts of the day, or only go to the part that interests you. Farrel’s: Ice Cream Sundaes are around $5-10. See the menu here.   Camelot Golfland: One game of golf is $7.95. If you purchase a package for 4 people, tickets are $6. ($24 for 4 players.)

Parking: Parking at Farrel’s is free in the Brea Downtown Parking Structure. Parking at Golfland is $5, but it is credited toward your golf game.

Who is welcome: Everyone! Junior Golf is open to children as young as 4 years old. No need to be a CGW member to join us.

RSVP: Go to our Facebook Event or Yahoo! Group to let Diane know to expect you. (Note that you will purchase your ticket/pay for lunch on your own. The RSVP gives us a count, so we can reserve a table.)

Gibson Girl History: The Gibson Girl period was from 1890 – 1910 in the United States. Gibson Girls were upper class women who were athletic and the equal of men or efficient middle class women working in offices and factories.

 What to wear – Ladies: Gibson Girls usually wore a belted full-length skirt with a white or off white blouse, in fabrics to handle cycling, gibsontennis, or golf. Images

  • Skirt Fabrics: light to medium weight cotton, plain or  twill weave; solid color, print, plaid, stripes (though the latter two require extra care in matching six or more gores); 
  • Blouse/waist Fabrics:  light weight cotton, lawn, batiste, challis; white, off-white, small prints on white or colored background, narrow stripes, polka dots.
  • Patterns: Truly Victorian; Wearing History; Past Patterns; and Folkwear are some of the companies that carry Edwardian Ladies’ Patterns.
  • For the non-sewers: Wear a floor-length skirt in an a-line or straightish cut; a white blouse, particularly if you can find one with pleats or tucks running vertically down the front or something with puffy sleeves; and a wide dark-colored or contrast belt.
  • Accessories: Shoes, Bags, Jewelry, Hair.
  • Tutorials for the iconic Gibson Hairstyle: Seamstress of Avalon and Locks of Elegance.
  • Gibson-Style wigs: Vogue Wigs and Wildcat Wigs.
  • Hats: Once your hairstyle is in place, you’ve got to top it with a hat, and few of them bespeak the sporting Gibson Girl more fittingly than a straw boater, or skimmer, as it is sometimes called. E-bay seller boxedgiftsllc, beltoutlet, Amazon, and e4hats.

GibsonManWhat to wear – Gentlemen: The Edwardian gentleman usually wore a light-colored suit as sportswear. A distinctive feature of Edwardian menswear was a high starched collar.

What to wear – Children: Edwardian children look adorable. edwardianchildren

  • Past Patterns carries Edwardian children’s patterns.
  • Depending on the age of your child, ebay sometimes carries Edwardian children’s clothing for low prices. They are purchased for kids to get their photo taken in and then sold.
  • Ready-to-wear styles can sometimes look Edwardian.
  • Sailor-style children’s wear was always popular.
  • Children wore similar hats to adults: straw boaters, newsboy caps, and mob caps.