Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Girls Spring Dresses - Woman's Home Companion 1956

Make these Cottons an Easter Treat

An Easter egg hunt, a trip to the circus, lunch at a fancy restaurant-all the Easter festivities are exciting but the biggest treat is the pretty new clothes. Here are dresses to delight any lady-grown-up and pintsize alike.

Advance Printed Pattern 7920 Child's sleeveless jumper dress with unpressed pleats, high scoop neckline. The middy top buttons on-the tie at the neckline is grosgrain ribbon. Fabric by John Wolf.

Advance Printed Pattern 7939 Child's dress with a pie-cut neckline, tiny sleeves, a velveteen sash. There are diagonal self-bands of fabric on the gathered skirt. Fabric by John Wolf.

Advance Printed Pattern 7938 Mother's dress is an exact replica. Her sailor hat is by John-Frederics.

Advance Printed Pattern 7898 Child's dress in a sunny color frosted with eyelet. It closes in back, has a big sash, gathered skirt. Fabric by John Wolf.

Advance Printed Pattern 7946 Child's dress with an Empire waistline is sleeveless (there's a flared coat and hat included in pattern also). Ribbon trim is nylon for easy washing. Fabric from ABC. Children's hats by Richard Englander. All the fabrics we show here have Cranston's new Dri-Smooth finish that resists wrinkles. We washed all these dresses in our own laundry by machine, using warm water, a nidd detergent, We found that a short time in the dryer helped to make them more wrinkle-free and a quick touch-up with a steam iron was all that was needed.

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