The young woman at left wears Butterick dress pattern 5141 with Butterick hat pattern 4973. (The cape can be removed; it buttons on.) The frilly cloche worn with Butterick dress 5167 is presumably store-bought. Delineator, April 1924, page 36.
One of the pleasures of pattern illustrations in old magazines is seeing the accessories that accompany them. I especially enjoyed these 1924 hats and dresses for “Misses age 15 to 20” (and for “smaller women.”) Some of the hats are actually illustrations of Butterick patterns. Other hats and accessories seem to be drawn (in both senses) from a selection kept on hand at the Butterick offices.
A satin dress topped with a wide brimmed hat. Butterick dress 5173, Delineator, April 1924. Page 36.
I’ll show most of these outfits in full at the end of this post; first, I’ll show the hat details.
This Butterick dress with cape is pattern 5099. April, 1924. The cascade of roses on the hat would be easy to duplicate.
This wide-brimmed hat has a free-form pattern on the band. It’s worn with a tunic and slip combination, Butterick 5155. April 1924, Delineator.
Right, a simple cloche with an oddly cut front brim is shown with a plaid dress and decorated gloves. Delineator, April 1924, p. 36.
At the top of page 37, a gored cloche hat pattern (Butterick 4973) is shown with a caped dress pattern, Butterick 5070. Delineator, April 1924. I love the rose inside the brim of the hat worn with dress 5136.
As on dress 5141, at the top of this post, the short matching cape on pattern 5070 is optional.
Butterick dress 5145 is decorated with a large monogram (from a Butterick embroidery transfer.) The hat is Butterick pattern 4449. April 1924. Note the wallet-like clutch purse with a handy strap on the back.
Two ways of trimming a cloche hat; shown with Butterick dresses 5114 (left) and 5082. Delineator, April, 1924, p. 37.
Clusters of cherries cascade from the hat worn with Butterick dress 5159. Delineator, April 1924, pg. 37. The dress is made from fabric printed with large roses, shown later in this post.
A pleated frill trims the front of this cloche, like a 20th century version of the fontange. Butterick dress 5165 is probably an afternoon dress. April 1924.
Another Butterick hat pattern, No. 4886, is worn with a coat (Butterick 5120) and matching skirt (Butterick 4983.) Delineator, April 1924.
For those who are curious about the dresses, here are some full-length images:
Butterick 5481 and 5167, Delineator magazine, page 36, April 1924. Even on very young women, the hems are still several inches below the knee. The hips are made snug with tucks and buttons [!]
Page 36, top right: Butterick 5076, 5151, and 5173. Delineator, April 1924.
Top of page 37; Delineator magazine, April 1924.
Bottom of page 37, Delineator, April 1924.
5 responses to “Hats and Dresses for Young Women, April 1924”
Frankly,except for the sailor outfit,these clothes look very similar to those for older women. But the drawings of these young women’s faces are so strange–as if their faces were somehow squished.
Yes, Delineator often used this round- headed, upturned nose style to indicate “teens.” It reminds me of Betty Boop!
I love that you included that dress with the scalloped hem. I just posted about a pair of pjs with the very same detail.
They are wonderful. Glad you had that vintage ribbon!
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