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.
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.