This stunning dress was made in the 1930's.
A home sewn piece it has been constructed using a mixture of hand and machine sewing. Shirring on the yoke and pleating at the waist give a lovely blouson bodice and the skirt is bias cut. Long sleeves, trimmed with a tiny band of velvet, it has a keyhole neckline in the front and fastens at the back with a hook and eye.
The print is a charming floral in rust, mustard, green, lime green and cream and it is a wonderful day dress in the perfect autumn colour palette.
Please note the dress doesn't have a belt or belt loops but I have belted it with green ribbon to show how it will look cinched in at the waist - ribbon is NOT included in the sale.
There is no side opening. This is not meant to be a close fitting piece and is best suited to a 36-28-38 but to ensure it will fit you properly, please compare the measurements below to a similar piece you already own;
Flat bust 19" in the back and 21" in the fullness of the front
Flat waist 15" stretching to 16.5" as it is a bias cut piece
Flat hip 20" stretching to 22"
Shoulders between sleeves 12.5"
Underarm sleeve length 17"
Shoulder to waist 15.5"
Very good with some minor points to note;
- there is a 1" by 1/4" darn on the right front bodice, right near the waist, but this will be covered if you belt the dress
- a pinhead hole in the bodice when held up to the light
- the side skirt seams show stitches near the seam - it appears someone had taken the skirt in at some point
- there are tiny stitch holes on the skirt and bodice - looks like someone lifted the skirt to shorten the bodice - only seen on very close inspection
- a mix of hand and machine stitching, not really a fault but a point to note