Another image from a magazine called Home Chat, a 1937 dress pattern advertisement that I scanned from one of the pages in this woman’s weekly publication.
This is the original scan; It’s not in the best of conditions but at least it’s authentic:
I always like to make a version that’s fit for framing; the picture below is cleaned up with most of the imperfections removed:
I have never in all my life heard of a ‘Pantie-Frock’ but apparently it has matching built-in knickers no less! I’m also ecstatic that the word frock has been used instead of a dress; you don’t see that word very often but it does remind me of my grandparents and when I was a child in the early seventies.
Children born of fairy stock
Never need for shirt or frock,
Never want for food or fire,
Always get their hearts desire:
Jingle pockets full of gold,
Marry when they’re seven years old.
Every fairy child may keep
Two ponies and ten sheep;
All have houses, each his own,
Built of brick or granite stone;
They live on cherries, they run wild–
I’d love to be a Fairy’s child.
– I’D Love To Be A Fairy’s Child – by Robert Graves