A VINTAGE/RETRO HOME-SEWN CLASSIC SHIRTWAIST DRESS WITH ONE REAL GIVEAWAY CLUE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

This frock is big on Stella, but I thought her height would show it off better than Madge’s. Most clues point to a dress made in the post-war era – late ’40’s to early ’50’s. The fabric and styling are all true to that time BUT it looks like the seamstress may have used iron-on (also known as fuseable) facing in the collar in order to give it some stiffening, which would date this lovely to the late 1960’s. Since the facing is enclosed within two layers of fabric, I cannot examine it directly so am just guessing.

However, either way it’s quite an acceptable addition to the collection if only for the fabric. It’s a poly-type, semi-sheer with colorful little dabs of atomic debris all over and I love the RED. Whether it was made in 1948 or 1968 doesn’t matter.

One more 1940’s – style frock. Stay tuned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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