Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Cotton Wrap Dress: Vintage Mail Order 9577


Trim. Neat. Competent.


I love this dress on Clara. It suits her elegant figure, it's comfortable, and it's not too sophisticated or too jejune.


Just right for this in-between year.

26 comments:

Mia said...

You're a talented seamstress--it turned out wonderful!
I'm currently working on a dress (1860's style) and it's defenetely not as simple as I thought, but I can't wait for the end result! You've inspired me to keep at it :)
Thanks for sharing!!

Mia
www.Aspiring-Homemaker.blogspot.com

Polly said...

I love it! A true wrap construction? If so it has a shape that most wrap dresses don't seem to achieve. Love the side buttons, whether they are functional or for fun.

Anonymous said...

wow had to look up jejeune....

Sharon said...

Good Morning Anna,

It certainly does suit Clara very well. She looks beautiful. Great work, you are encouraging me a beginner :)

Have a great day!

~Sharon

Molly said...

I nearly bought a pattern very similar to that just recently! Love the side buttons! But I have several other 40's patterns just waiting to be used...:) I love your output of vintage garments!

Heather said...

I love this dress....beautiful. I've recently discovered your blog, and just cannot get enough of it.

Linda said...

She does look lovely. It's a perfect style, and I love the color.

Mrs. MK said...

Ah, those inbetween years. I remember well the frustration (of my mother) in not being able to find clothing that suited my age. I fear this phenomenon has only increased since I was Clara's age.

Clara looks lovely and fresh!

Wendy said...

That is a beautiful dress, and so flattering to Clara! Gorgeous!

Arianna said...

Perhaps the word is JEJUNE, as in insipid or infantile?
Impeccable dress, lovely blog. Thank you!

Say said...

My goodness, I'm impressed. Love your photos, too.

I had to look up jejeune :)

1: lacking nutritive value [jejune diets]
2: devoid of significance or interest : dull [jejune lectures]
3: juvenile, puerile [jejune reflections on life and art]

Manda & Nolan said...

that dress is so great! it looks perfect on her! good work!

Anna said...

Jejune it is.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Just discovered your Blog, it is very enjoyable.
Hope you can help, I read your posts about orchids and would like to have some more info about the pots you use.
Do you like clay or plastic pots?
Have you ever used those "orchid pots" with holes in them?
Finally, what kind of soil do you like?
I can't wait to buy one (or several), I hope you have the time to give me some advice.
Thank you
Mary

Rona's Home Page said...

What a beautiful dress!
Clara looks gorgeous in it!

Barbara said...

Love your blog! Wondering if you might consider writing a general post about vintage patterns for those of us that are scared to give them a try :) You seem to choose the patterns well and the end results are lovely. What have you found about sizing and is the fit really as exaggerated as some of the drawings seem (I don't know who could possibly have a waist that small!)? I could go on and on...any advice would be appreciated. thanks!

Anna said...

Great idea, Barbara, if I can find some organized thoughts!

Regarding orchids, I've grown them in the clay pots with holes, which I like, and also in regular pots, where the plant is in an interior plastic pot which you take out for watering and feeding. I don't know if either is better. I also have one doing just fine in a cheap dark plastic pot dropped into a pottery bowl.

randifaypayton said...

She is beautiful...always :) I, also a beginner am encouraged again! Time is my biggest struggle. Nice work!
RF
www.withnakedfeet.blogspot.com

Rhonda said...

The style of the dress is lovely on Clara. Very pretty color too.

Alisha said...

Gorgeous!

Where do you find your vintage patterns?

Rae Grant said...

I just love the clothes you are making with and for your daughter. They are very flattering and frankly- quite cool (as in hip).

"Simple Blessings Farm" said...

What a beautiful dress! You are an excellent seamstress!

Abigail said...

Lovely, lovely dress! The button details on the side are a really nifty addition.

Martha A. said...

That is so pretty and cute! It reminds me of what a GLH heroine would wear!!

Izori said...

I love your blog! Where do you get your patterns?

Thank you.

Krihstene said...

I absolutely love that...I'm very picky about style of dresses, because I prefer things that are feminine but not girly (a very hard balance to achieve), but that style is perfect. Many vintage patterns achieve that balance, but I have yet to dare to attempt any of them...perhaps I ought to now...

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