Linda Darnell, the Heroine
For me, nothing epitomizes 1940s Hollywood quite like the concept of a little black (or purple, as the case may be) dress. Facing a need to conserve textiles and economize during WWII, women everywhere opted for simple lines and fabric-saving cuts that could easily transform from day to night with little more than a quick change of accessories. Linda Darnell’s dress is no exception. A pencil skirt, clean lines and a soft drape at the neck make this dress conservative, feminine and elegant for daytime while a beaded lace back panel lends the perfect touch of glamour for an evening sipping sidecars in a jazz club.
Pattern available exclusively from The Sanguine Gryphon.