"Easter Parade" Shirtwaist Dress
Linda Mason , played by Marjorie Reynolds, is Bing Crosby's partner at the Inn, and Fred Astaire is trying to snatch her away. This scene features the song "Easter Parade" and a lot of love triangle tension. As you already know, I'm a sucker for a shirtwaist dress, and this film gave me a great chance to explore 1940s shirtwaist patterns!
Here are some vintage patterns in a similar style:
|1. McCalls 5184, 2. Butterick 2487, 3. Simplicity 4696|
"Be Careful, It's my Heart" Evening Dress
The next dress is quite fancy, with a sheer yoke and sleeves and sweetheart neckline.
This one was hard to find! I discovered one similar vintage pattern, a wedding dress:
New Year's Eve Gown
The final scene of the film features the whole gang performing a New Year's Eve number at the Holiday Inn.
I was delighted to discover that Katrina of Edelweiss Patterns sewed this dress from Sense and Sensibility's Swing Dress pattern at the start of this year!