This is a charming little homemade dress.
Made in the late 1940s or early 1950s from a lovely floppy cotton mix fabric in warm red with black and white fleck design it is a lovely piece for winter. It features a close fitting bodice, which fastens with black buttons, three quarter length sleeves and a pleated skirt. It opens down the front with buttons with a hook and eye at the waist and poppers 4" down the front skirt.
Please note the photos show the dress tied at the waist with a ribbon. No belt is included. The second photo shows the dress as it will come to you.
Flat bust 18"
Flat waist 14"
Hips are free due to the fullness in the skirt
Shoulders between sleeves 15.5"
Underarm sleeve length 12"
Neck to waist 16"
Neck to hem 45"
Good with some points to note;
- belt loops but no belt, would look great with a simple black leather belt
- there is a 2" straight line repair in the back of the skirt. It isn't noticeable unless you are looking for it because it is lost within the busy print and pleats
- there are 3 darns in the front skirt and 1 in the back. These are lost in the print and only properly seen when the dress is inside out for pressing
- the buttonholes have been repaired