During the roaring twenties girls were enjoying new freedoms, and one part of the body that was really enjoying finally getting it's time in the sun was knees!
Not something we give much thought to these days, but with hemlines rising and new styles of dancing knees were all the rage. Rolled down stockings were a flappers trademark. Rolled just above the knee for the slightly less daring, just under the knee for those feeling more bold, and maybe add a frilly garter and cheeky button for those who really wanted to let their legs do the talking!
If you enjoy ribbon work you've probably run into these buttons. Sultry eyed cartoon faces were printed onto long ribbons then cut and formed into decorative buttons. yet another innovation by the ribbon companies to spice up a ladies boudoir arsenal.
They would mingle with ribbon work and laces,they sometimes sported racy phrases like "Got yours yet?" or "You'd be surpised". Garter buttons were fun, and for anyone interested in adding a little flapper flare to their clothing and fancy work projects, these cheeky faces might be just the ticket!