Red dress


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:

McCall’s Magazine Young Figures:

Simplicity pattern:

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:

“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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