Good morning! For this installment of Fifties Friday, I thought I'd treat you to some images from the February 1952 edition of the "Butterick Fashion News." I found this little flyer folded up in a vintage pattern that I purchased and I fell in love with all of the details that were available in the designs for the dresses in early '52. Just click on the photos to enlarge them.
I may have to try to find Butterick 6036 - the scallops and the buttons are incredible!
There are some fantastic details in this section, the pussy-bow blouse in the top left is gorgeous and I just love the accessories in the centre illustration, including the vintage muff worn casually on the arm.
Also from the top left corner is the dress above. The collar detailing is very interesting although given my experience with the neckline on Butterick 7503, this may not be a pattern I try to track down any time soon...
Clothing for teens and girls in the Fifties was so wonderful! The tuck detailing on 5992 in the center is lovely and the scallop and button detailing on 6033 at the right mimics the scallop detailing on 6036 which I mentioned before. I have a soft spot for little girls who wear dresses that are a version of the ones their Mum's wear...perhaps I should start putting money aside for therapy on the off-chance that I one day have a daughter, poor thing.
Last but not least is this ensemble. Thriftiness was still encouraged in the early 1950's and rationing in the US had ended only 6 years prior to the publication of this booklet in 1952 (In the UK, rationing continued until July 1954.) This grouping of patterns above were designed to provide the wearer with "a terrific 'round-the-clock separates plan." The simple 6-gore skirt was designed to go with numerous blouse options, including 6045 for the "softly-tailored daytime outfit," 6042, the "unusual blouse for anytime wear" (love the collar!) and 5957 "your after-five choice" (scallops!) Coming from an era where many of us have closets jam-packed with clothes that don't go with each other, the simplicity of capsule dressing is very refreshing.
I hope each of you have a wonderful weekend!
ps Just a reminder that the Mid-Winter sale is continuing in the shop until midnight on February 27th