June 9, 2009

Introducing Able Grable, a beautiful new vintage reproduction line

If you follow the vintage blogging scene you may already be familiar with Miss Matilda and her fantastic blog (if you’re not, be sure to visit her site at once, it’s chockablock with informative mid-century history, images and photos of MM herself sporting wonderful vintage looks). I’m a big fan of her site and was positively excited when I read a recent post announcing the launch of her own stylish vintage reproduction line Able Grable, which will be specializing in 1930s and early 40s designs.

On her blog MM states that each dress is, “each inspired by the film actresses I admire”. What a lovely approach to art of reproduction tailoring. In terms of the line’s name she goes to say, “I share my birthday with Betty Grable and the name of my frock shop comes from the war time slang for a good looking woman, an Able Grable. So the first frock is a tribute to Betty Grable.”

The first piece in this gorgeous new line is a red polka dot, satin dress with white trim and collar that instantaneously calls to mind silver screen elegance and the sort of styles ladies of the time might have donned for those days when they needed something extra special to wear.

Available in sizes small through 3X, this sweet frock is limited to a twelve dress run. If you’re interested in picking one up for yourself, email Matilda at ablegrable@gmail.com for further information and pricing.

I think this dress is wonderfully pretty and can’t wait to see what other excellent designs Able Grable has in store for all of us vintage frock loving ladies!


  1. The dress really is darling! I love the red, and the sweet collar.


  2. Oh fun, thanks for sharing the info!

  3. I love everything thank you for sharing!

  4. Ohhh thanks ever so for writing about Able Grable!
    I'm so happy you like the vision!

  5. oh thats fantastic what a great new store!

  6. The dress looks great and I love the idea behind Able Grable. Thanks for sharing this, darling!

  7. Beautiful dress, thanks for link will certainly check her out! xxoo

  8. Oh, I love it so much.
    It's just perfect.


  9. That is so beautiful. I really like it.

  10. Jessica,

    Thank you so much for sharing this! I always love to hear of more vintage reproduction lines. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that's she'll be inspired by Lucille Ball and recreate one of her popular outfit from I Love Lucy!!


  11. Hi sweet vintage dears, thank you each very much for your terrific comments. I love Matilda's blog and was so excited to learn that she launched a dress line, that I just had to write about it!

    Matilda, I wish tons upon tons of success and can't wait to see all of your future creations!

    Big hugs & happy Thursday wishes to everyone,
    ♥ Jessica