Nice autumny colour, don't you think?
Found this little wonder hidden away in storage at my local Vinnie's. I couldn't believe it had been overlooked! While I'm quite new to dating, I estimate it to be a hand-sewn dress from the 1930's - 1940's due to the focus on shoulders and snap closure, but please tell me what you think!
- There are no tags or labels, the buttons on the back are decortive and cloth-covered which was common in the 1940's.
- It's lack of a zippers suggests to me that it's from the thirties, as they didn't become widely used until the end of the decade.
- I think it is bias cut and has a partial lining in the skirt (popular in the thirties).
- While, the seams are pressed open, with a line of stitching to prevent fraying (common before the 1960's).
I always love imagining the history a piece of clothing has, wear it's been and who wore it; I think the hidden stories are fascinating. What about you?