It’s always a great idea to read your colleagues’ work. This can be challenging to do with a busy schedule, and literally thousands of websites to comb through. But when you find a good blog, you should bookmark it and visit when you have the time. That’s what I do. And one site I learn so much from is The Vintage Traveler. This week’s find is thanks to Lizzie!
The print of this dress caught my eye. It’s a repeat of a little purple bird perched atop a rambling flower vine. I wasn’t sure that the silhouette was quite “me”, but since when can I resist a great textile pattern?
overlapped tulip sleeves, also piped in the same blue and green cording . . .
a really simple and feminine silhouette . . .
As I examined the closures, I thought it could be a Swirl. And it was! (Thanks, Lizzie!)
Unlike the wrap dress of today, the Swirl closes at the back with a small button at the neck.
There is a cord and small opening in the side seam to allow the wearer to adjust the fit and silhouette herself. Button, wrap, and go! This design allows a woman to get ready in a few seconds, but still look polished and put together.
The dress is made of cotton, making laundering very simple. Even after I washed it, it didn’t need ironing. Lucky me!