Saturday, March 2, 2013

Butterick 7892 - Little Girls' Romper Dress

A few years before 1921

In a time before it was acceptable for women or girls to wear trousers, this seems to me like a humane way to dress an active little girl.  The rompers themselves aren't much different from boys' rompers.

But at lunch time, or when one of those old-fashioned, elderly relatives appears, give her hands and face a quick scrub and button on her skirt and you have your little lady (more or less.)

You could even make extra skirts so that you always had a clean one on hand.

This unprinted pattern is unused.

Interestingly, this idea of rompers-and-detachable-skirt shows up for women in the 1930s through the 1950s, when it's known as a "play suit."


Joanne Noragon said...

I'm curious about the one seam sleeve. Do you know more about that.

panavia999 said...

Also good for weather changes. wear the skirt + rompers if it's a little cool. And do the top, rompers and skirt in coordinating prints, nothng outlandish, but I think it would be cute.

Rebecca said...

Such a cute dress! Please forgive me if this is being too nosy, but I am curious about the pattern for stockings that you posted back in Nov. Did you happen to purchase that pattern on Ebay? I sold that exact pattern on ebay last year and it would thrill me if you were the one who purchased it. I love reading your blog! said...

Joanne - Tell me what you find curious about the sleeve? I must not be paying attention!

Rebecca - Yes, I did purchase the stocking pattern on eBay about year ago - I suspect I bought it from you!