Made in Italy by Roslein

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In my most recent thrift haul, I scored a few pieces that were made in Italy in what I’m what appears to have been the 60’s.

This happy frock is one of them. :)


I’ve tried to find more information on the history of this brand, but have had no luck so far. :/

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If you look closely, you’ll notice one of these things is not like the other.

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When I got this dress home, I quickly noticed it was missing a button. Luckily I keep a big tin of leftover buttons in my sewing room. Not so luckily, I didn’t have any pale pink ones that were the correct size. I don’t think it’s too noticeable, do you? And if it is, I suppose I don’t really mind folks being able to tell I’m the kind of girl that knows how sew on a button. :)

Don’t hide those life skillz!

If you’re the kind of girl (or guy!) who doesn’t know how to replace a button, check out this post I wrote a while back.  I think it breaks it down pretty well.



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36 thoughts on “Made in Italy by Roslein

  1. Why not mix up the buttons completely by making each one a different color to reflect the different colors in the material?

    1. You could also put the different colored button on the bottom of the dress, and all the other buttons above it. No one would notice that…

  2. I have a couple of blouses missing buttons so I replaced them all with a different color button. One of my blouses is white. Now i can wear it with different color of skirts or pants and look very stylish.

  3. Perhaps you might exchange a button from an area on the garment that doesn’t show, such as on the cuff or at the neck. Cute styling with the wedges!

  4. Cute dress on you. When it happens that a not-quite-a-match button is the only option, here is what I do: Take off the lowest button from the garment and put the funky one there. Use that button you removed and place it up higher to fill that gap. The eye does not go way down that closely and you can get away with a button that is slightly off time and again.

  5. I love the dress, but truly, I’d mismatch all the buttons myself. I feel as though the multi colored stripes would allow for it! Great find!

  6. Great dress! I don’t think it’s too noticeable. But, if you want, you can swap out the rest of the buttons to that same colour. Or, do like an alternate yellow-pink pattern with the buttons.

  7. Here’s what I have done in the past when I don’t have the right color of buttons in my button box, but I do have the right size, texture and shape. I alternate the colors so that it looks like a deliberate designer’s choice.

    You look great in the dress!

  8. These days necklaces don’t have to match earrings, & earrings don’t have to match each other, so why should all the buttons match. I love pattern mixing,& the button choice you made on this very cute dress.

  9. That is a really classic shirt-dress style with an exciting 60’s twist, i.e. the vibrant colours. As to the non-matching button, I second the suggestion posted above of moving the button to a less conspicuous spot. I also suggest that you could use your button collection and find buttons that match the colours of the stripes and make it a matching potpourri of buttons.

  10. I thought the dress looked “off” somehow, until I noticed it was the button. I’d change them all to a set of the same buttons.

  11. The replacement button jumps out… The different colored button in the middle is an obvious repair. Otherwise I love the dress on you. I would replace all with matching buttons to make it look “like new”.

  12. Awesome button suggestions!! There are at least 7 different ideas on this page! Good job people! :) I needed these

  13. Thank you for not changing that dress! It is so amazing that I was afraid of sleeves being removed, hems being shortened or sashes being made.

  14. Is there an unbuttoned button near the collar? (one that doesn’t show because it is rolled back) If so I’d switch the miss matched button to that spot and use the matching button in front.
    It would be interesting if you had not mentioned the button dilemma, to see if readers pick it up just from your pictures.
    Glad to see you got to use the big white thing again.

  15. It’s possible that your frock wasn’t made by a brand, but a little old Italian lady. My great-grandmother Rose used to have tags special made that said, “Made with love by Rose”. That might actually be a family name. Might be worth a check in Ancestry to see. You know, for shiggles. :)

  16. If you find it becomes noticeable and you have some other buttons like the one you sewed on, you could alternate the buttons and then it would look like it was meant to be that way. Or you could use all different colors of buttons. That would be cool, too!

  17. Another great find. Just wondering, do you ever wear your clothes more than once or do you pass them straight on?

  18. I would celebrate the odd button and move it to the top, and then perhaps use one that is glaringly odd… like a metallic one.

  19. Roslein ITALY – this company was a contemporary of Emilio P in Italy during the 60’s and the fabric, colors and designs are very comparable.

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