This is a lovely dress.
A home sewn piece, it was made in the 1940s in a floppy cotton which has a great weight to it and hangs beautifully. Royal blue and off-white, the fabric has been cleverly cut and sewn to create a stripe skirt and contrast yoke. The skirt is made up of 4 bands of fabric, each one slightly larger than the one before and each gathered to give extra detail. It fastens down the back with 4 plastic buttons - they are modern replacements.
It is shown belted, but the belt is not included. It would look great worn with white accessories.
It will best fit up to a 38-30-40 but would work well on smaller and would look great belted. However, to ensure it will fit you properly, please compare the measurements below to a similar item you already own.
Flat bust 20"
Flat waist 16"
Flat hip 22"
Neck to waist 16"
Flat cuff 6 3/4"
Good with some points to note;
- wear around the buttonholes
- wear under the buttons, one is significant and has been repaired and strengthened
- some minor seam pulls
- some single thread pulls on the fabric - see photos
- some wear in the corners on the neck yoke
It still presents really well and has been priced to reflect the issues.
Standard postage within the UK only covers you for £50 compensation in the unlikely event that the dress is lost in the post. If you want it fully insured, please select Special Delivery at checkout. Postage quoted for overseas customers is fully insured.