Friday, January 28, 2011

The Return of the Tab Front Dress

So, I've mentioned more than once about was elated when I found the same style of dress pattern that a seamstress had used to make the vintage 30s dress I had bought from Dear Golden last summer. TODAY, I spotted two versions of the same tab & ruffle front frock in some fabulous colour illustrations from 1935 posted by myvintagevogue.  The dress in the first image is the twin of mine, just in a different colour.  The second one has different sleeves and seems to be a two-piece set with a belt, but the front details on the 'blouse' are again the same.  I'm sure it is incredibly weird that I am in an absolute tizz of joy over this, but that's me!  So neat neat neat!   Sigh...this photo of me in the backyard makes me long for green grass and sunkist skin sooo badly. Sobs.





9 comments:

Carys said...

I just love that dress!! I know the feeling of looking at old blog posts and feeling nostalgic for the warmer weather. I love vintage clothing coincidences, they are just so exciting!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Stephanie Lynn said...

How fabulous! I miss the grass too... :/

Trixie said...

I love that dress also! And I get super duper excited when I see patterns or photographs of clothes or shoes I have in my possession!!

Gemma said...

Highly unlikely, but if ever you decide to sell that dress (or the pattern of it)can i please have first dibs for layaway! ;) you look amazing xx

Kate said...

That dress is stunning! Love the sleeves and the collar :)

Iz bakinog ormara said...

This dress of yours is one of my favorites. It is special and fits you sooo perfect

Sara said...

Stunning! I love that dress :O

-Sara
autumn, coffee and inspiration

Debi said...

This is SO AMAZING...I love that dress and it's so great that you found it's twin! Now we just need to find the pattern :-)

Penny Dreadful said...

Oooh that is so exciting! It doesn't make you weird at all, how brilliant that you can see the original pattern - first you can accurately date it, second you can imagine the original maker picking up the pattern in the store and deciding which dress she would make and what fabric to use for it. x