Last Chance Dept.
Steinbeck wrote of this place. The world’s valley, he called it. Men worked in boots and overalls. Women worked in dresses and knew how to plant crops and fix tractor engines.
Homesteading was not for the faint of heart and somewhere in the haze of this golden California sun, amidst moist soil clumped in migrant hands, hardships, war and eventually opportunity and hope, stood a child.
She’d been through it all and grew up to be strong and demure. Now she owned the land. Ran it. She still did some of the work but now could afford help. She’d earned it.
Through it all she grew to be proud and beautiful.
A woman in her favorite pinstripe dress.
Strong yet delicate is what this piece portrays. The V-neckline with its lapels and dolman sleeves are very period and feminine. The sash and fabric-covered dome buttons modernize things a bit. The pinstripes redefine if not reinvent vintage chic.
The Pinstripe Button Dress (No. 4922). Classic fit and flare dress. Upper calf length. Linen blend. Eight self-fabric covered dome buttons down center front. Waist seam with shaping darts at front and back bodice. Skirt has knife pleats at front and back. Side seam pockets. 100% cotton lining.
Women’s sizes: 0 through 20.
Colors: Rose Pinstripe, Teal Pinstripe.
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Fabric Content: 55% linen, 45% viscose.
Care Instructions: dry clean only.