Chicken Couture

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by SewingDiva, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. I don't know if this dress is familiar to anyone; it was done by Adrian, a well known fashion designer who worked in Hollywood after WWII.

    It's called the "Barnyard Dress"


    On the bodice is the coop, and the circular skirt basically shows a flock of chickens that looks to be RIR's and Barred Rocks. If you look closely you can see them

    I wish I could find a photo of the skirt fanned out because the barnyard image is not only in perspective (the chickens near the hem are larger then the ones near the coop) but its printed on one piece of fabric and then cut into the dress front, which is pretty amazing dressmaking!

    This dress is from the late 40's I think.


  2. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA

    But I wouldn't be caught dead in it.
  3. seriousbill

    seriousbill Songster

    May 4, 2008
  4. portlandpeeps

    portlandpeeps Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    Portland Oregon
    i'd wear that, and proudly! wouldn't i look hot at the chicken meet-up this weekend!
  5. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Sexy! [​IMG] I actually like it alot, hehe. Though I'd look terrible in it. You'd have to be tall and really petite to pull that dress off.

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