I'm sure I'm not the only one who fell in love with the 1930s Minnie dot dress which Dear Golden had listed on Etsy earlier this year. Lucky lucky me, I was in the right place at the right time, and the right size, to make it mine. Lauren of Dear Golden had told me the dress had been made back in the 30s by a woman who was a talented seamstress. This little detail endeared it to me even more. Now, today, I almost swooned when I happened to come across an image of the EXACT pattern # which the lady must have used to make the dress!!! I'm literally tingly all over! Just the most amazing bit of serendipity, that is! Interesting side note: I think this dress exemplifies the difference between the vintage image of a dress in a pattern illustration and the actual look of the finished garment. On the pictured ladies, the dress skirt looks more columnar. Just a perfect example of the gap between the ideal and the real--the same gap we've been talking about in relation to vintage ideals of beauty in the 1920s and 30s, and the ways REAL women looked and dressed in these eras. Note to self: maybe try this frock with a darker slip next time? hehe.