An original ca. 1946 Simplicity Pattern 1863. Misses' and Women's One-Piece Dress: The double-breasted bodice has gathers at the lower edge and darts at the back edge. A forward shoulder seam releases soft fullness in the bodice and a notched collar trims the neckline. The skirt front has two box pleats, the left pleat buttoning in place. The skirt back is cut in three sections. Style I has a contrasting dickey and contrasting detachable cuffs trim the long sleeves.
An original ca. 1946 Simplicity Pattern 1906. Misses' and Women's Blouse: The back-buttoning blouse is fitted with tucks and dart tucks at the front and back lower edges. A forward shoulder seam releases soft fullness in the blouse front. Styles I and IV have a Peter Pan collar and the sleeve may be short or capped. Lace edging is optional. Styles II and III have bishop sleeves that are gathered at the upper edge and in Style II, a high round neckline is featured.
An original ca. 1955 Vogue pattern 8534. Two styles of bodice front and back. Full skirt has dart pleats at side fronts with deep pleats either side of centre back inverted pleat. Pockets under front pleats. Skirt joins the bodice at waist-line. Straight neck-line or built up surplice neck-line with released pleats from side front seam. Below-elbow length and short kimono sleeves.
An original ca. 1943 Simplicity Pattern 4936. Misses' and Women's Dress: A dart seam releases soft fulness in the waist front and the skirt is seamed in the center front and back. The smart front opening which extends to the hip is fastened with buttons. Style I features a high, round neck, finished with a narrow opening and cap sleeves. Style II has an open notched collar and long sleeves, gathered to a wrist band.
An original ca. 1956 Vogue pattern 8846. Slim dress joins the bodice at waistline in back; no waistline seam in front. Front and back released pleat. Convertible collar. Long sleeves pleated to buttoned band cuff and short sleeves with cuffs. Two large patch pockets. Action gusset at underarm on sleeve is in one with blouse.
An original ca. 1940's Simplicity Pattern 2224. Outside tucks enhance the front of the back-buttoning blouse. A forward shoulder seam releases soft front fullness. Style I and II have pointed collar and Style II is finished with a bound neck edge. The sleeves may be long and gathered to a wristband or short and cuffed.
An original ca. 1954 Vogue pattern 8364. Four piece skirt with released pleat at centre back seam. Saddle pocket on right side of front, optional. Skirt finished on a waist-band with or without belt carriers. Novelty belt. Shown as a golf skirt.