This is an utterly charming dress.
Made in the late 1930s, from rayon, it has a sweet floral design in pastel shades against a navy background. Gathered bodice front, puff sleeves and exceptionally pretty ruched applique detail on the skirt, near the hips, and on the yoke across the shoulders. It also has a sweet little collar and covered buttons down the neck opening.
Absolutely perfect summer frock.
The bodice is gathered at the bust and isn't meant to be close fitting. It will best fit up to a 36-27-40 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 18" + some fullness in the front bodice
Flat waist 14"
Flat hip 21"
Neck to waist 14 3/4"
Underarm sleeve length 5"
Shoulders between sleeves 13.5"
Very good with just a couple of minor points to note;
- there are two teeny patches on the inside of skirt right beside the hem. Not seen from the outside - I only found them when pressing the frock
- a pinhead hole on the back bodice but this is covered by the collar
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.