This sweet early 1930s style day dress in Kaye England repro print cotton is the perfect example of the feed sack style dresses of the era. It features very art deco style construction with the large pointed collar, ‘double tie’ and the triangle shaped cream cotton lawn inserts on the pockets and sleeves. Two small bakelite buttons bring focus to the tie. The dress pulls over the head.
This pretty 1960s style A-line shift dress in vintage cotton with paisley print with its empire line, scalloped edges and slightly gathered 3/4 length sleeves evokes perfectly the typical silhouette of the era. Fastens with a zip at the back.
Here is a newly revised version of “Hester”, the lovely beach pyjamas from my 1930s beachwear collection from couple of years ago, this time in sweet dotted red printed reproduction cotton and ash duck canvas cotton trousers. It also features original vintage wooden buttons at the front and a bakelite buckle on the belt.
This sweet mid-1930s style cotton dress in a lovely geometric Art Deco print has a front yoke with turned collar joined by original green Bakelite buttons and a jabot, both in cream Egyptian cotton muslin. The arrow shaped belt also in the same cream fabric fastens with a Bakelite button. It also features a centre pleat in the skirt hem, both at the front and back, formed by a triangular peak very typical of the era.
An interesting detail at the back is the triangular shaped yoke with fan like darts in the middle of the peak in the centre.
The 3/4 length sleeves are of the very popular balloon variety, narrower at the upper arm and ballooning towards the sleeve bands.
This sweet early 1930s style pullover dress is actually a version of one I made a few years back, here in a repro cotton print from the marvellous ‘ Antique Treasures’ collection by Paintbrush Studio.
The skirt is cut in bias giving it a lovely fleared effect and it features a Art Deco style triangular peak and two small pockets. The sleeves are the very popular capelet style of the era. The original 1930s buttons down the v- neck front and the pockets create a nice little detail also.
This late 1920s style sweet plaid number is the perfect summer frock.
Following the distinct trend and style of the era where plaid and stripe fabrics were often cut both on grain and bias to create an interesting panelling geometric effect very much in the Art Deco vein as seen here. Also featured is the very popular insertion of a tie. With a peaked drop waist line and pleated skirt it can also be worn with a belt.
This sweet little number was made in original printed 1920s cotton voile, with a fun geometric pattern. It has the very popular sailor neckline ending with a small tie. The fitted sleeves also have a nice detail in the cuffs with criss crossing bands.
This dress was originally going to be part of my 2014 “The 1930s bow dress collection”, which didn’t make it at the time, but I’m now adding as a latecomer to the party, in this case minus the bow. And as I always wanted to use this particular original vintage plaid cotton fabric, here is the result;
Cut on bias, with panelling, instantly forming the very popular zig-zag motif of the era, contrasting with the geometric art deco style front panel peaking towards the waist and adorned with a bakelite button, with a slight cowl neckline. Also with a similar v forming at the back. Complemented by a belt with bakelite buckle. With snap fasteners at the side.This sweet little dress would have been perfect at a summer gathering in the early 1930s.