This brings visions of a young girl in a black and white movie from the 40's, perhaps on a ranch. She has a crush on the handsome (and naive) cowhand, but can't get him to notice that she's growing up. He still thinks of her as a tomboy in bobby socks. Later in the movie she will be wearing a flattering debutante-style gown that brings him to his senses ;)
I can't quite put a date on this dress, but I think it's from the 1940's. It's a simple shirtwaist, and the color fascinates me. (Isn't that an incredible collar?) The fabric is so light, it feels like it would float away on a breeze. And there are tiny outlines of houses hidden in the print!
This gown is a recent find. The material is similar in feel to vintage dotted Swiss. It's so simple and feminine. I imagine it was worn with a heavy, long slip. (The slip in the photo is sheer and short.) I also think it was handmade.
The whole lot of them aren't worth the cost of a good dinner out, but their hidden "histories" are priceless :)
Hey, it's Friday! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.