Well. *I* like this dress. My jerky kids called it the “Pink dress that is really pretty but feels like death oof” because they have a strange hate-on for taffeta. It rustles and sways and I guess it isn’t soft, and those two fools are used to everything being jersey. Whatever. YOU like taffeta, right? I figure this is 1950s and somebody had a really good time in this dress. More than once.
This dress has no tag. So much of my collection is tagless, because more people used to be quite good at sewing, and fabric didn’t cost and arm and a leg, and it really could be frugal to make some of your own clothes. Not so much anymore in the era of CHEAP JERSEY.
The splashy flower pattern, close up, has some cream enhancements and almost feels like it’s been painted on. There is one possible stain that I could tell — I’m old, I have old eyes — pictured below. There’s a side metal zipper. Flat measurements:
Hips: floofy circle skirt
Hem width: 38 ish
Length: 39 also ish
You just can’t get good help these days, when it’s your kids. For $25 and shipping, YOU can be resplendent and crinkly in taffeta because we can’t wear jersey ALL the time. Email me!
A side zipper! You don’t find those anymore. Not for a loooong time, in fact. I have a skirt with a similar pattern – I would say late 1950s, early 1960s, like yours – and it’s a lovely look at the past, like your dress.