Perfectly Finished in Every Point
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Be careful always that the details of your dress are perfectly finished in every point. The small articles of a wardrobe require constant care to keep in perfect order, yet they will wofully revenge themselves if neglected. Let the collar, handkerchief, boots, gloves, and belts be always whole, neat, and adapted to the dress.
The Ladies’ Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness:
A Complete Hand Book for the use of the Lady in Polite Society
Florence Hartley, 1860
I’m not going to manage “constant care” for all my accessories. And if my handkerchiefs want to plot revenge as a result of my neglect? Well, I think I’m up for the challenge. But these cuffs might just be cute enough to warrant a bit of extra attention. They are worked flat and buttoned around your wrist. You can make them short and wear them as cuffs or make them long, leave a few buttons unbuttoned to create a thumb hole, and wear them as fingerless mitts.