Friday, April 11

Fashion Friday: Frocks!

I just love little vintage frocks and skirts. You know, those cute, springy looking prints and fabrics from days gone by that just simply must be called frocks! I just love the fabric design and the prints and colors palettes of them. I'm constantly on the hunt for original vintage finds, as well as vintage-inspired gems, and thought I'd share some I've clipped and collect in my journals to inspire me when I need a boost of fashion inspiration to spice up the old wardrobe.








8 comments:

karina said...

Some skirts are similar the one your stylish mother wore at that finger picture!

Allison said...

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sophia said...

i think it's time to buy some pretty clothes...
love the neck line of the dress in your first picture...cool dress!
thanks for sharing these images...beautiful stuff!

Hana said...

I agree with you, these frocks are amazing. I was recently given a bag of vintage material from my grandmother and am on the look out for a gorgeous pattern to make. Some of these frocks are just the inspiration i needed!

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justbeyou said...

FABULOUS!! Just fabulous!!! I was searching around for unique cool spring frocks, and didn't really find anything until...I got to your blog, they were all here hanging out!!!
Love, love ,love all these dresses, can't wait to start sewing!!
xoxox

Jenny said...

gorgeous! real frocks! feminine is back!
dresses just aren't made like this any more, are they?
I cannot find the link, which isn't much help.. but there's a chick out there somewhere making gorgeous 50s style frocks. Will post when I can find.

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks for the links!

i'm glad you found some inspiration here! and i love to know who makes dresses like the vintage ones of yesteryear! it's hard to find ones that fit - their waists were so tiny! or else they wore some killer girdles!

propriatrix said...

...hey girl...I have that vintage-mexi-inspired skirt in my shop right this second!
I have a ridiculous amount of vintage fabric and I sew new stuff from it.
I'm working on skirts made of vintage fabric right now.....

I love checking out Dorothea's Closet and Senorita Hollywood...they seem to have great luck running into larger size vintage (bigger than a 24" waist!!)
There are small companies such as:
Whirling Turban, Stop Staring, MyBabyJo....