Monday, February 27, 2017

1953 Coronation Party Dress 1937 Coronation Apron and More

 Another dress made from Coronation fabric in 1953. This dress is made from cotton fabric, has no label so might have been stitched by a home sewer or local dressmaker. The belt is missing though there are keepers for a belt at the sides. The dress has 2 pockets so I have placed a Coronation hanky in one and a Queen brooch on the shoulder. There are cap sleeves and gathers over the bust and a side zip.
 And a full circle skirt. I might have been able to make a belt from the hem but the hem has been stitched right on the edge. So did this dress go to a coronation party? I will never know.
 A close up of the fabric.
 This is me a few years after the Coronation and I am wearing a dress of almost identical design. I made this dress and I know it had a full circle skirt and a 2 inch hem. According to my late mother a full circle or flared skirt should hang for a week before hemming then have a large hem so the skirt would hang properly. Wish I had a colour photo of this dress as it was in pretty rainbow colours with sparkles and I am wearing silver sandals ready to go dancing.
 Another lucky/amazing find on eBay. Coronation apron from 1937 with George VI and Elizabeth and I was the only bidder. Sometimes I can't believe my luck when I find an item like this which spans 2 of my collections. Royalty and Aprons.
 A friend took me for a picnic to Woronora Dam on Sunday. The dam is south of Sydney.
When it was time for our picnic lunch friend produced this mug for my tea. I think my Royal Reputation is spreading.

4 comments:

  1. The Royal dress looks ready to go dancing with that full circle skirt. And nice photo of you in your dress and made by you.

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  2. Both dresses are beautiful, so much material in a full skirt. Particularly like the one you made and model. The picnic mug, very appropriate. Do you have any friends who do not know of your Royal reputation?

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  3. yes we had a good day, I'm glad you enjoyed the surprise, John.

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  4. It's a pity that you can't wear the dress it looks so nice ! I had to laugh when I saw your picture ! I have the same and the same hairdo, lol ! Isn't that funny that we were miles apart and the fashion for young girls was the same ?

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