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Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrationsMademoiselle magazine (KA0086.03) ➔ "Playclothes That Can Take It"

Clipping/Tear Sheet

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


circa 1955

Work Type

tear sheets


13 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Illustration depicting Simplicity sewing patterns for girls' play clothes. Clockwise from the top: sleeveless shirt and cuffed shorts; pullover shirt and plain shorts; yoked shirt with inverted pleat and coordinating shorts; one-piece playsuit with a sailor collar, patch pockets, and pedal-pusher pants.


Images of the pattern envelopes for three of these designs may be found here:

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


box OSx1, folder 7




Esta Nesbitt. "Playclothes That Can Take It". circa 1955. Esta Nesbitt fashion illustrations; Mademoiselle magazine (KA0086.03). New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 14 Oct 2019.

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