tenthofthatname wrote:http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/8530 ... play01.jpg (Peter, Susan)
So. Blue fabric with a floral pattern. Lots of small buttons down the front--I'm counting six. Sleeves gathered into the armscythe. The collar is one piece with the rest of the dress. There is a blue flower pin or some other form of decoration on the left front.
I went looking for what dresses from the early 1940's would look like. I'm guessing that most/all of these are American, rather than British.
This is what I immediately assumed the dress would look like, though closer inspection says NOT. I'm still hoping that's a good guess for the sleeve.
This dress has a similar neckline to what I think is going on in the picture.
Here is an example of a similar brooch.