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1930s Vintage Hand Sewn Day Dress


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Due to its age, this dress has some light staining and discolouring, including two larger marks at the hem- see photo #5. Gentle hand washing might lift some of this. Over all, though, the dress is in very good wearable condition.

The dress is entirely hand sewn. The fabric is very light and printed with a Oriental motif. The fine and even seam stitching on such light fabric is beautiful and a sign of skill. The hand ruching on the bodice is a lovely decorative touch.

Item: day dress

Era: 1930s

Features: hand ruching on bodice, covered buttons, oriental motif fabric

Condition / Wear / Flaws: light staining on hem, no holes, very good wearable condition

Materials: silk

-shoulder to shoulder 17″
-armpit to armpit 14″
-length of bodice measured from shoulder 13 1/2″
-waist 26″
-length from back of neck to hem 44″