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Spring Vintage Dresses

February 16, 2013

The sun has been out in London this week and it’s got me thinking about losing the winter woolies and getting into some pretty spring dresses. I love the dresses Betty Draper wears in Mad Men and would love to steal her style. So I’ve been looking online for a few ideas.

Betty’s Style…

I love Betty’s cotton shirt dresses – The perfect early 60s housewife look

Here are a few dresses that I love for the spring…

1950s shell pink dress with rosebuds and lace £45 Love Miss Daisy

Picture of 1950s floral shirtwaister vintage dress

1950s floral shirtwaister vintage dress £65 Love Miss Daisy

Pale lilac and grey plaid vintage 50s dress £55 Love Miss Daisy

50s Shirtwaist Dress / 1950s Dress, Pink Pastel Striped Cotton Day Dress, Pleated Full Skirt Rockabilly, Kay Windsor, 40B 26W

Pink pastel striped cotton shirtwaister dress $50 Etsy

1950s SHIRTWAIST DRESS // blue & white gingham // M-L c722

Blue and white gingham shirtwaister dress $76 Etsy

These dresses all reminded me of Betty’s style and the shirtwaister dresses she wears to perfection. And if you can’t find the perfect dress why not make your own?

I love this pattern which is £7.99 on Ebay

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    February 16, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    Oh, these take me back! And the Simplicity pattern reminds me of my mom sewing up a storm.

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    Miss Fairchild
    February 17, 2013 at 2:45 am

    I love all of these! I am obsessed with shirt dresses. I also have at least 3 shirt dress patterns. They seem to be the only thing I can find in my bust size! I just wish I could find a vintage one in my size….these are all so fabulous.

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      February 23, 2013 at 2:35 pm

      Vintage dresses like these are very hard to find and expensive. I’m hoping to improve my sewing enough to make a few of my own. Xxx

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    Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
    February 17, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Such great dresses…the pattern reminds me of dresses my mother made me! I remember wearing pretty things like these! Thanks so much for stopping by my cabinet post!

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      February 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you for commenting! I love looking at old family photos of my grandma wearing dresses just like these.

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    February 20, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Love them all! So pretty and feminine…miss that in many of the styles today!
    Thanks so much for visiting me…

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      February 23, 2013 at 2:30 pm

      Exactly! I love the femininity of the era, I don’t think fashions have been anywhere near as ladylike since.

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    Jessica Cangiano
    February 22, 2013 at 6:53 am

    These are all so immensely lovely! I adore vintage shirtwaist dresses and all the more so if a charming, feminine floral pattern is involved. I wish I could tap my heels together and have these all magically pop up in my closet right now! 🙂

    ♥ Jessica

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      February 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      Me too! I’m going to try and make a shirtwaister this year if I get the chance. Need to get some pretty cardigans to go with them too.

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