Fashion Sticker Book

Sticker I love imposing my love of historical costumes on Penelope. Penelope loves stickers and pretty dresses. This all makes this book – Fashion Long Ago — a darn successful purchase.

We were looking at the book yesterday when one particular dress popped out. From the 1950s section, I saw a dress I actually recognized! It's the Horrockses Day Dress from the V&A Golden Age of Couture exhibit (they have a printable version of that dress pattern available online.) There it was, in glorious sticker form.

HorroccksesI'm not sure how much she — as a three year-old —  appreciates the fact that the dress in the sticker book was an actual dress I could show her online. However, it's pretty neat to see my world flow into her world. Someone behind those stickers truly appreciated the details. I can only imagine that I could blow Penelope's mind by making my own version1 of the dress.

1. Some gals attending the UK meetup are making their own versions of the Horrockses dress. Yay!



Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Ooooh! How cool! I am so glad you posted that link. I tried to upload that dress pattern a few months ago and the link was broken. I gave up hope and now it works! Wahoo! I know what my next dress is going to be. Thanks so much!!

  2. How amazing is that? You should definitely try to find a similar print…that would be sooo much fun!

  3. margueritedesigns

    I’ll admit that I actually bought this little book for myself!

  4. I have the pattern downloaded, fabric purchased, and as soon as I figure out how to increase the bust on the pattern (have you seen it? it looks like the dart is big enough for an 11 year old!) I am totally making this dress. My fabric is cream and yellow with big pink roses.