Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Moving on to August 1949.

 

 The cover of the Butterick Fashion News for August 1949





The back cover :








Wow do I like this floating panel dress. It is Butterick 4973 and I want to make this dress! My search today for the pattern has brought up many ladybug glove patterns (also Butterick 4973) but not this elegant dress that I want to own! Alas….I will have to continue searching.



What I also loved about this Fashion News is the action wear – nothing that we would really call action wear. The tennis dress I understand. I just have to keep it in context of the times. Though, I have to say I prefer this action wear to modern day action wear for daily use. Horrors of horrors, the women sitting in front of me at the opera on Saturday night were wearing work out pants ……yes …..both of them. Even a nice little dress would have looked more appropriate. Oh well.


1 comment:

Rosy said...

It is truly beautiful in that dress, even with the polka dot fabric, perhaps you should find a similar pattern and do a little transformation.