Daily Swatch: Fabrics From Horrockses Fashions

We’ll wrap up the tribute to Horrockses Fashions today with three green dresses featured in the book. The signature Horrockses’ look was a full-skirted dress with simple but interesting bodices in fabulous cotton prints.

Image credits: Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, by Norwyn Ltd. (top); collection of Christine Boydell, photograph by Nigel Essex (middle); Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston (bottom).

Book review of Horrockses Fashions: Off-the-Peg Style in the ’40s and ’50s by Christine Boydell here.


  1. corinnea says:

    These just make me want to sew!

  2. That pie print fabric has to be one of my most favourite fabrics ever, now. OMG.

  3. Kirstin says:

    I could look at pictures of vintage dresses for hours. These are wonderful. Thanks!

  4. Cathy A says:

    I love the green dresses! Especially the first and 3rd. I can just see my grandma in one of these–she would have been in her mid 30s and pretty as a picture!

  5. MaJo_BV says:

    I love these dresses, specially the first one. It is so 50′s and Pop…
    Good source for inspiration!

  6. Jane says:

    I would LOVE to have these in my wardrobe. All green and all fabulous.