Although these frocks are in pastels and the weather is often dark and gloomy now, these are the styles and colors that used to appear as soon as the Christmas and holiday season was over. Late winter/Spring fashions and travel clothing came out in the magazines and department stores back in the day.
For our grandmothers who were crafty, it would be time to start making your dresses like these that do take a little time to create. Although they would almost always be knitted or crocheted in wool, they really have a Spring-like feel to them and that was what people loved when travel to warmer places during the winter was short or not possible at all.
Lightweight wool goes through 3 seasons very well. Clothiers and fashionistas have always known this and included smart and beautiful wool garments in their wardrobes almost all year long. Now that it’s become easier to care for them, with hand-washing and at-home dry-cleaning, I love my vintage sweaters and dresses up until May, too . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY
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