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1959 Bow Neck Thanksgiving Dress

Well, I’m a day late to my own party with this dress. But I think I have a pretty good reason. You see, I sat down to write this post, showing pictures of my Bow Neck Thanksgiving Dress (for my final contribution to my Bow Neck Blouse Sewalong), on the day after Thanksgiving. I found a quiet corner amidst the chaos of a house very full of family.  And then Adam asked if he and I could get a bit of alone time together, maybe go out for a cup of tea, because I had been in the kitchen cooking for two days straight (one day to bake 5 pies, one day to cook our Thanksgiving meal), and he thought a spot of fresh air away from the chaos would be good for both of us. Apparently, the offer of tea was just a ploy, as he took me to …

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1950’s Bow Neck Blouses

We continue our search for bow necked inspiration as we peek through the decades for the Bow Neck Blouse Sewalong with a selection of fashions from the 1950′s. All of the images are from Everyday Fashions of the Fifties as pictured in Sears Catalogs.I had to include this fun Kerrybrooke dress from 1950 because of the great combination of gingham and eyelet. Love it! This fun striped dress has a grosgrain trim and bow. It’s a nylon sheer with woven stripes of cotton. I love the way the stripes pleat into the center bust and how the buttons on the pointed cuffs echo the buttons on the front placket. Even better, the “miracle fabric” was laboratory tested. These great “princess look” dresses are “especially flattering to pretty young figures, especially wonderful in bright red.” Made in juniors sizes, the subtle neck bows add a subtle detail. The left dress is from a crisp rayon …