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Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrationsGeneral (KA008601.02) ➔ "Spring Forecast: Two-Season Dresses"

Clipping/Tear Sheet

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Simplicity Pattern Co. (commissioner)
Esta Nesbitt (artist)


circa 1956

Work Type

tear sheets


11.5 in (width) x 8.25 in (height)


Illustration of Simplicity sewing patterns for four girls' dress ensembles intended to be worn for the transition from spring to summer. Clockwise from top left: bouffant with smocked bodice; dress with slip featuring petal collar and belt; sleeveless dress and short-sleeved jacket with band trim; dress with a contrasting yoke and paired with a back-buttoned caraco (or a fitted jacket with three-quarter length sleeves).


An image of the pattern envelope for the second design from the left can be found here:

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Kellen Design Archives


box OSx1, folder 7



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