The illustrator gave this dress a lovely, breezy look.
Butterick 2660, made in a dotted border print. Delineator, June 1929
The “new kimono sleeves” were attributed to Chanel in the description of another Butterick pattern:
A not-quite-sleeveless print dress has a matching jacket; it is shown with either a straight hem or one that dips in back. Butterick 2646, Delineator, June 1929.
Sleeveless dresses were usually reserved for evening wear until the late nineteen twenties.
These attractive outfits were described as “resort wear.”
These “resort” outfits are actually skirt and blouse combinations. On the left, Butterick blouse 2643 with skirt pattern 1211. Right, Blouse 2453 with skirt 1529. Delineator, June 1929.
Oddly, no jacket pattern was suggested, although the model has a matching jacket in her hand. The skirt patterns are not new; you can tell from their numbers (1211 and 1529) that they were available in previous years. Both date to 1927.
Another charming suit, in plaid, was truly sleeveless.
Butterick dress 2679 has a surplice line, recommended as slimming — available up to size 48. Suit 2674 has a truly sleeveless dress. Like other patterns from June 1929, a series of tucks creates a little fullness for the bust. Tucks in the back neckline can be seen in several of these patterns. (Illustration: M. Blynn)
You can see this solid-color version of the suit, with fagoting at the hemline, in the background of the larger illustration.
This resort outfit is not a dress; no jacket pattern was suggested, but the model is holding a jacket.
Another “resort” outfit looks very dressy but is a versatile skirt (Butterick 1859) and blouse (Butterick 2673.) June 1929.
The long button tab on the blouse was echoed in a Butterick dress (below right.)
Butterick 2641, for young and smaller women, is illustrated in a large-scale floral print; Butterick 2687 has a lot of center front interest.The dress on the left is a more conventional twenties’ style — but many of these patterns show experiments with curving hip lines.
A resort wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without sheer, float-y dresses for those formal afternoon teas and tea dances.
Left, Butterick frock 2656; right, Butterick 2661. June, 1929. The pale lace dress shows off the lady’s chic new suntan.
Described as “Grandstand frocks,” the lace afternoon dress on the left is quite formal (Butterick 2672.) The pleated frock on the right is elegant, but also suitable for spectator sports (Butterick 2571.) (Illustrator: Marian Blynn.)
Just the thing to wear while drinking champagne and toasting the winner….
Illustrators: Primarily Myrtle Lages and Marian Blynn.
Signed by illustrator Marian Blynn