Saturday, March 19

30s, 40s & 50s Dresses...Some of My Latest Haul

As regular readers will know I had one of my best-ever vintage clothing buy-ups earlier this week. Lets not think about the rest of that trip, ok?

Many dresses have already gone up to the shop, and I haven't finished washing it all yet (some pieces require 3 or 4 washes plus *energetic* stain removal) but I'm dying to show you some!

1930s floral linen tea dress with side snap closure, self belt and speckled bakelite buttons.

While its not to my taste personally I love it for the fine sewing skills it displays and its immaculate condition.

1940s/50s shirtwaister, I love the scalloping along the bodice and pockets.

1930s butter-yellow dress with nylon lace bodice panel, this is a heavy but super-soft cotton and is so tactile, I wish I could give you a feel test!

The soft self belt has this fantastic carved bakelite could I resist?!
1930s crepe and lace dress, again in stunning condition...a rarity for Australia.

Look at the delicate shirring on the sleeves!
1950s cotton plaid dress with lace-edged collar and pussy bow.

Groovy sleeves!

Gorgeous 40s dress with such an unusual print for the era.

absolutely beautiful pockets, classic 40s styling

No-ones bum would ever look big in this!!
On another note, I've been without internet for the past few days (2 deaths in one week!) and am just catching up on blogs now so will be 'seeing' you all soon.xx.


1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Ohhh so lovely!!

I love vintage linen. It irons well, it drapes well, it has a feel and look to it that I simply love.


Penny Dreadful said...

Gorgeous, I love the 1930s ones particularly x

Vintage Vixen said...

I love the 1930's crepe and lace dress so much.
Do you get as much of a kick from succesful strain removal as I do or am I just a lonely weirdo? xxx

Kitty said...

Ha ha Vix, I get immense satisfaction from any and all kinds of stain removal, cleaning, sanding, repainting, you name it, any improvement is job satisafction to me.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

love the yellow dress with the lace collar!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

Wow you have some amazing stuff there and I know this is only a glimpse!

VildesVerden said...

That yellow dress is amazing!Happy weekend wishes from Norway

Helga! said...

Those are lovely frocks,not ones I would wear,but like you I appreciate the workmanship and beauty of them.

Janelle aka Nelly said...

I cant wait to fill my colection with clothes like that how yummy.

DearHelenHartman said...

The Yellow is my absolute fav! But with each, it's the details that make them so fabulous. Sigh. That's such a lost touch in today's clothes. Thanks for sharing.

Misfits Vintage said...

Ooh that beautiful floral linen - and the buttons and the bakelite buckle! But I especially love the 1940s yellow frock. Can anyone else see Desiree in that?

What a gorgeous selection - thanks for sharing Kitty!

Sarah xxx

Sarsaparilla said...

Wow, this is quite the haul! They're all wonderful, but I think I like the yellow 30's dress with lace best. Or maybe that last 40's dress, to hide my big bum!

- Susan

La Dama said...

All your dresses are beutiful , especially love 1930's crepe, so pretty.oh and the bake like buckle thats darling.
I enjoy ways of taking out stains.

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Kitty, what a great selection. I think I'm drawn to the 30's and 40's yellow one. Can't wait to see the rest.

I feel the same as you and Vix about stain removal. Hope you're having a good weekend xx

delia hornbook said...

Wow what a collection didn't you do well ;-)) I like the floral one with those bakerlite buttons there lovely, have a lovely week, dee x

Lady Cherry said...

Wow some fab finds - l think l would wear all of them! x

VildesVerden said...

Thank you. It is at

happy monday wishes from Norway

Llara is the Little Scribbler said...

What a fantastic selection! I hope the energetic stain removing went well!