These illustrations by L. Frerrier [2/23/17 Edit: or Ferrier] were first published in May, 1927, but they seem appropriate for Valentine’s week. Dresses for girls were included, although the grown-ups are using the swing! (Larger views and details are at bottom of post.)
Butterick patterns 1435, 1431, and 1429, illustrated in May, 1927, Delineator magazine. Page 34. For teens or women.
Butterick patterns 1425, 1424, 1401, 1421, and 1428. Delineator, May 1927, p. 31.
Butterick patterns 1346 (coat), 1392 (frock), 1381, 1420, and coat 1405. Delineator, May 1927, p. 29.
Butterick patterns 1389 (suit), 1206 (blouse), 1403, 1414, and (redingote with costume slip) 1447. Delineator, May 1927, p. 28.
Closer looks at 1927 dresses for girls:
Dress with matching bloomers for a little girl. Butterick 1438, 1927. “This dress would be very festive in cherry red taffeta and very practical in pin checked gingham….” In sizes 2, 4, 6.
Left, Butterick 1381, with panties to match the collar, for ages 2, 4, and 6. Right, Butterick 1428. Both from 1927. Left, No. 1381 has an inverted pleat and straight panties that “show an important inch below the hemline.” Right, No. 1428 is for girls 6 to 10 years.
For school aged girls, panties did not extend below the skirt hem. “Compose” dresses — which use two or more fabrics — were chic in 1927.
Left, Butterick 1403, for girls 6 to 10 years old. Right, Butterick 1414, for girls 8, 10, 12 & 14 years. It has an inverted pleat in front. The bib front, modeled on mens’ dress shirts, is called a gilet. 1927.
Left, Butterick 1424, for girls 6 to 10 years. It was suggested as a party dress. Right, Butterick 14o1, for girls 2 to 7. Both from 1927. Many patterns offer the option of hand-smocked or machine-shirred hip bands.
Butterick 1420 for a girl 8 to 15 years old. Notice that the hem is above her knee. 1927 dresses for adults cover the kneecap. 1927.
I still have trouble reading “flannel” and thinking “wool,” rather than cotton nightgown fabric.
Left, Butterick 1425, a smocked or shirred dress for a teen 15 to 18 or for women bust 36 to 40. Right, Butterick 1421, a compose dress for women, made from two fabrics, or two shades of the same fabric, or using the matte and shiny sides of crepe satin. This pattern was available up to size 52!
Left, Butterick 1390 has a stylized monogram, and graded color bands. Right, Butterick 1407. 1920’s illustrations often show a bar pin worn diagonally, not at the throat or on a lapel. Both 1927.
Butterick 1390 could be sleeveless, but bare arms were to be covered for city wear. 1927. The skirt was mounted on a sleeveless bodice top, so it hung from the shoulders rather than the waist.
Butterick suit 1389 with blouse 1206, and a sheer redingote over a print costume slip, Butterick 1447. Both 1927.
In the illustration below, the woman on the swing is wearing a dress with shirring at the front.
Butterick 1435, 1431,and 1429. May 1927. Dresses for teens 15 or older, and for adult women.
Butterick 1431, in the center, which looks like a two piece, is not:
Last, a “suit” that consists of a two piece silk dress with a 7/8 length coat which is lined with the dress material, and a n evening coat with tiers:
Butterick frock 1392 with matching coat (pattern 1346), and Butterick coat pattern 1405, a “tiered” coat for formal occasions, available in teens or women’s’ sizes. 1927.
About the illustrator: I’ve been referring to “L. Frerrier” because that is the way the signature looked the first time I found it (in January 1928). But sometimes it looks like “L. Ferrier.”
Is it Frerrier or Ferrier? Frerrier seems most likely.
[Edit 2/22/17: The comments favor Ferrier. I could not find an artist named Ferrier working in America, and the painter L. Ferrier-Jourdain appears to have lived and died in France.] I did find an “L. Ferrier” in the New York City directory, but no occupation.]
L. Frerrier [or Ferrier] often illustrated fashions for Butterick’s Delineator. These stylized “one color plus black and white” drawings are very different from the same illustrator’s more realistic work.
Whoever he or she was, this was a versatile artist.
In January 1928, L. Frerrier [or Ferrier] painted these models as passengers aboard the luxurious S. S. Ile de France. Delineator, p. 31. I darkened the signature to make it more visible.