Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Pretty Prairie 30's Frock



Well - it has an air of 30's style  at least.  It is in fact 50's.

Coming to me in a job lot from the States, I could not bear to part with this particular one.



I love it's cottony goodness, its dainty flowers and it's delicate pleating on the front. 
It also goes rather nicely with one of my Acorn & Will brooches.


It is warm enough for a breezy day with a little jacket, trusty brogues and socks.

I still heart my Leather Satchel Co satchel. But she still has no name. 

I am thinking Mabel. Or Mildred. Or Matilda.


I adore the fact that the dress has been handmade by someone long ago. 
The workmanship is amazing, with ample room for breastage and even built in small matching shoulder-pads.


It has nice long, cuffed sleeves which can be rolled up to give my upper arms protection from the sun when it decides to grace the UK with it's presence. 



Ta-ra!

16 comments:

  1. You look lovely in it, so pretty. Sunshine snaps too - small window of sun you must have found because it's buggered off now! :o)

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  2. Fab! You have a great selection of dresses here - you have strong will power though to be able to resist keeping them for yourself!

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  3. Its simply gorgeous, I can totally see why you could not part with it! and I must say your locks are looking super lovely too, shorter hair certainly suits you!

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  4. The dresses are all so pretty! You look lovely!! xox

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  5. Flowers rule! Very well made dress, lucky girl you are you have it :)
    Hmm, Matilda The Satchel sounds nice, doesnt it? ^^ ;) hehe

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  6. Ohh darling dress! I'm glad you decided to keep it!

    xo,
    Em

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  7. Lovely pattern, I'd have kept it too, I'd be rubbish at all this, I'd be surrounded by a mountain of stuff I was supposed to be selling but keeping instead. That's also why I couldn't breed animals, I'd be doing random spot checks for the rest of their lives after they left for new homes. I've always wished I could own a second hand book shop, but I know what would happen and then I'd be bankrupt....even if there was any money left in such a venture....and I'd be the ill tempered, fingerless mitten wearing old harridan with lots of cats and no customers!

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  8. oooo I love that dress! You look very very 40's indeed, cute broach :) me like!

    What socks can you recommend? Because I really like yours and keep buying ones that are either too tight and give me muffin tops on my legs, or slip down and look like all grannie ankles. Please advise!

    Em
    xxx

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    1. Hello hello! The ones I am wearing there came from Primark of all places. They remind me of the ones I had as a kid :)

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  9. PS - spotted you in the background of one of my friends pictures from the Chap Olympiad on the book of faces :)

    xxx

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  10. It does have a distinctly 30s vibe indeed and is absolutely lovely! I can completely see why you're holding onto this gem. Interestingly, while I do not own any dresses from the 30s (being more of a 40s/50s gal), the frock that I have which most looks as though it could have been plucked from that era, is also from the 30s.

    ♥ Jessica

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  11. Ooooh delish! How can you bear to sell them?

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  12. Ooooh look at you all gorgeous in the sunshine!
    Lovely frocks.xxxxx

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  13. Ooooo,you are a gorgeous example of womanhood!!!
    XXX

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  14. Oooh you look fab in those dresses and I love your hair and pretty res lippy.xx

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  15. Great dresses and I love the lippy!

    Mabel, it has to be Mabel!

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