Friday, July 16, 2010

Simplicity 1459 - Women's One-Piece Dress


Mid to late 1940's.  Because this one doesn't explicitly call itself a housedress, the illustrator felt the need to show us the activities for which this casual, summery dress was suitable, such as mopping the floor.  The version on the right, made up in chambray and trimmed with eyelet ruffling, will see you nicely dressed for a quick trip to the corner market.

This being the 1940's, shoulder pads are called for.  Note that the back illustration and the fabric requirements list an option 3 for a version with contrasting yoke and sleeves. This type of color blocking is popular at this time.

4 comments:

NewVintageLady said...

This pattern has crossed paths a few times. I also know some ladies who have made it up for the particular house work it appears to be advertising for.

I love the way women were advertised to in these times.

Little Black Car said...

Probably 1945, according to the pattern number. I love 1940's housedresses.

misseileen said...

I love the pratical clothing patterns from the 40's. I have a Rosie the Riveter outfit pattern that I treasure. The housedresses are great!

MateaTPol said...

wow so vintage and cool.. colors are nice!