Hand-tinted 1930s Party Dress Photo


This is a beautiful hand-colored photograph of a young woman dressed up in a party dress for a special occasion (wedding? dance? tea?). The overdress looks like organdy or silk georgette, and her sleeves flutter in the breeze. Her ornament of choice is a big bunch of flowers pinned at the waist. This is probably from the early 1930s, since her hairstyle still reflects the late 1920s to early 1930s “boy” cut. Looks like she had fun! Read more…

1930s Ruffled Dress Pattern II


The 1930s and ruffles: they just go together! This ruffled dress pattern features the slim silhouette of the decade with a lovely yoke adding interest to the bodice. For some reason, I think of a Frank Capra heroine when I look at this pattern. It looks just like one of his “office” gals from “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” or another great 1930s film. Read more…