Friday, May 6, 2011

Two Patterns 1939 & 1973

First of all today, I wanted to share this lovely rendition of a dress made from a Butterick pattern, circa 1939:

When I saw it, it reminded me of this pattern Lori had when we were in high school. (I know the two aren't really all that similar , but what can I say? It just brought to mind this other dress) Lori found the pattern when she was moving, and she let me borrow it to use it in this post.
I don't remember if she ever even made a dress with the pattern, but it is VERY similar in style to the dress I am wearing in this photo, below. Lori graduated the same year as my boyfriend, and the dress wasn't mine, it belonged to my friend Debbie. You may or may not remember I wrote about her having borrowed one of my Gunne Sax dresses back in this post.

I wish it was a better photo, the dress fabric was a lightweight knit in yellow with little flowers, and I loved it. I remember being so happy that Debbie let me wear it that night!
Just a nice little memory.


Tina Dawn said...

Just love the photo of you guys at graduation. All the dresses are great. I just got a vintage pattern for a summer dress on ebay that I would like to make out of a light cotton. I am still working on an apron I was going to make before Christmas though, so don't get your hopes up. ;-)
Love T

Jennifer D said...

I see the similarities!I bet you like those shoes on the second pattern. Love the Grad photo, you look so happy.

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Jennifer! You're right - I LOVE those blue shoes!
You know me so well. :)

farmlady said...

Somethings never change. These dresses are very similar. The bodice cut is a little different. The 30's dress doesn't have a bow in the back but they are quite similar. Charming!
I love those blue shoes. Had a pair very similar to them in the late 60's.

yosemite faith said...

i smile whenever i see your old photos - i have only known you with long straight hair.

Mary R. said...

Beautiful patterns, and yes, I remember Gunne Sax dresses. So beautiful.