This beautiful dress was made in the 1930's and was discovered in the depths of an attic in Wiveton, Norfolk, found in a travel trunk of dresses which had been stored away for decades.
Made from moss green velvet it has a coldness to the fabric, and is delightfully soft with a wonderful sheen and is heavy, which gives it fabulous drape and fall.
The bodice is boned and lined, is very close fitting with an off the shoulder design and neat three-quarter length sleeves. The skirt is pleated and has a great fullness and drape - it is lined with cotton and then a layer of net to give it some shape.
It fastens down the back with a metal zip, which has been hand-sewn in.
This piece is too small for my mannequin and doesn't sit properly at all. The shoulders should be slightly more off the shoulders than shown in the photos. To ensure that it will fit you properly, please compare the measurements below to a similar piece you already own;
Bust 34" maximum
Waist 22" as per the internal waist tape
Underarm sleeve length 11"
Underarm to waist 8"
Shoulder to hem 53"
Beautiful, the exterior is in very good condition, just some points to note about the inside;
- there are some repairs to the underskirt and net skirt - not seen when worn
- slight discolouration to the bodice lining