Red dress

17feb03reddress

Home sewing was aided by patterns available from a variety of sources. For more information on 1939 fashions illustrated above, see the links below.

Kresge mailer: https://witness2fashion.wordpress.com/tag/simplicity-fashions-prevue-1939/

McCall’s Magazine Young Figures: http://what-i-found.blogspot.com/2009/04/young-figures-great-dresses-from-1939.html

Simplicity pattern: http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/vintagepatterns/images/3/3f/S3264.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080226220211

Presently, there is a serious side to wearing red. Today, the first Friday in February, has been designated National Wear Red Day® to raise awareness about heart disease in women and to educate Americans about the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer in women — and it is largely preventable. For more information, go to:

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/hearttruth/events/wear-red.htm

“National Wear Red Day® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and American Heart Association.”

 

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