Another wrap-it-up gown

visitor Renee sent this charming pattern picture to me — she’s really made it, as well as the pattern was her grandmother’s.

The pattern envelope reads:

“Make it in a jiffy — then just slip it over your head, wrap the back to the front as well as button — you’re set for a lots chores in as well as out of doors. Carryall pockets are a helpful addition. (A) short cobbler’s apron. (B) Coverall.”

Renee likewise helpfully sends us the back of the pattern (have I pointed out lately exactly how much I like you all? I truly do)

Because I am an evil, horrible person, before I published this I searched on eBay as well as discovered as well as gotten one — in my size, even. I now suggest you do a browse on eBay yourself (since I got mine). (See exactly how dreadful I am?)

The only other one I discovered on the internet is at SoVintage Patterns … as well as it’s $35.00. I would like to go discover Renee’s grandma as well as tell her that this Saturday knock-around gown pattern now goes for $35. worth every penny, really, however still!

The great thing about this version (compared with the the other wrap-around dress, Butterick 4790) is that this shouldn’t have the skirt-riding-up issue that was reported. Oh, as well as it has POCKETS! Triangular ones!

I believe what I like finest about these gowns is the implied assumption that you had stuff TO DO; stuff that may be filthy or messy, however still, STUFF, as well as you were going to do it, as well as look great while doing it. as well as happy. You were going to look happy, too, or at least these women were. I don’t see lots of contemporary clothes with this assumption … so I have a significant rant building up about the unnecessary disparagement of functional garments for women. Prepare yourselves …

And I head to Tokyo today as well as Taipei on Tuesday, so publishing may be spotty over the next few days. If you’re a recent arrival right here at ADAD HQ, may I direct you to the archives, over there on the right? Scroll down …

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