Sunday, January 3, 2010

Give us a Swirl!

I picked up this vintage Swirl dress. I did a bit of research - mainly Fuzzy Lizzie's History of the Swirl Dress - and I'm pretty sure it's quite an early one. One, the Swirl wrap dress was originally conceived as an apron, and this one retains its apron styling. Two, the print on the fruit appliques also points to 1940s. Three, Fuzzy Lizzie's history indicates that the pockets can help to date Swirls - later ones have patch pockets, but this one has pockets sewn into the side seams. It's so cute, but it's not really a colour for me, so I'm going to have to part with it to fund my vintage shopping habit!

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