Pretty pinafore

I've wanted a 1940s pinafore dress for ages, but I'm too cheap to buy a repro, and all the patterns I find are super extra small. So I was very, very excited to find this darling dress in beautiful cream and baby blue, that fits perfectly! It was handmade, with pretty buttons all the way up the back, and hand finished buttonholes. One of my new favorites :)

Thank you Twila Jean for taking the pictures!

Dress-Antique show

Hat-Forever 21

Shoes and locket-Urban Eccentric Vintage


Anonymous said...

Your dress is sooo beautiful! I want it!!!

Amy B

Zohar said...

amazing - I've been falling for 1940s dresses as well - so lovely

Andi B. Goode said...

It's beautiful! I've been looking for one for a while as well (and am also too cheap to buy repro ;])
-Andi x

Lavender and Twill said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the dress and the boater hat.

You look sooo pretty in the photos, everything is just so darling! Too sweet for words...

Just one more thing I want to add to my wardrobe now. :D

b. of Depict This!

Matilda said...

oh dear god! I so want that dress! It's gorgeous! :>
It suits you very vell!

Francy said...

Oh, this is so adorable! I love the ruffles in front, and the colors!


Anonymous said...

adorable! It looks like it was made, just for you!

That Crazy Ajumma said...

Very cute!
I love the colors.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I had a dress like this in high school!!
Is it made out of seersucker?
It looks darling on you ;)
wish I still had that dress...of course, it wouldm't fit now ... :(

Q's Daydream said...

Oh my goodness! I want!

archives vintage said...

PERFECT summer dress!

Kate said...

I have almost the exact same dress! It looks exactly the same except a different fabric (mine is a green gingham). The cream and baby blue on yours is quite lovely :)


Andrea Eames said...

Wow, what an amazing find!

KristiMcMurry said...

absolutely stunning! Congrats on the find.

Jess the Chipster said...

you are so gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Oh I love that! I grew up watching/reading Anne of Green Gables and have always loved those old style fashions. Plus, that blue and white stripe is one of my all time favorite looks! It looks darling with that fabulous hat also!

Thanks so much for the lovely inspiration!
Hope Ava

Maria Confer said...

You are so stunning. I adore the pinafore! It's looks so amazing on you and your hat is perfect!

Lulu Letty

Charlotte said...

Super cute dress, and it looks adorable on you. I also love the hat with it - it's not an obvious combination, but it definitely works.

And good work Twila on the photos! I've been training up my beloved to take my pictures - it's taken a while, but he's getting there now :)

xx Charlotte
Tuppence Ha'penny

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

well don't you just wear the prettiest pinafore!! (you do!)