Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Right Stripes

Going back through my archives of garments I've sold in my shop or ogled on etsy before they sold, I noticed a little trove of images of wonderful garments with holiday stripes.  Mmm, like wearable candy canes!! Sorry to tempt you with vintage deliciousness that is no longer available, but maybe they will inspire home sewers? Le sigh.

30s striped viyella dress sold by Adeline's Attic (by way of Top Tottie)

Irene Rich
30s/40s striped suit sold by Adeline's Attic Vintage

Myrna Loy and William Powell in The Thin Man
30s/40s dressing gown, seen on Dress-a-Day

Dolores Del Rio

Dress sold by Petrune


Mr. Tiny said...

That 30's/40's suit is AMAZING! I love structured suits like that - beautiful!

Mary said...

Wow, those are so pretty. Stripes are exciting.

thatdamngreendress said...

I'm dying!! oh, that's the problem with vintage

edgertor said...

ha ha, that's my sister in that dressing gown. I didn't expect to see that pic here!

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a lovely array of peppermint stick inspired frocks. I love how they work equally well during this festive season and throughout the rest of the year.

Wishing you a joyous Christmas,

FairyFiligree said...

Come to think of it.... I don't own one single striped garment. I love these red & white stripes - very patriotic for me as our national flag is red & white.

T. Eliza said...

Oh my! That first dress, and especially the suit, are incredible!!! Love them.

Rowan said...

I love that pin stripe suit from the 30s/40s - and the dress worn by Myrna Loy too. All her clothes are fabulous.I have all the Thin Man films now and I plan to watch them over the holidays

Debi said...

ooohhh so glad you posted a photo of that striped suit! I was just going to email you to ask for a photo of it as I'd love to make something inspired by it! It's so lovely!!!