A lovely summer dress from the 1940s, in large-scale, red-and-white gingham checks.
- Sleeveless bodice with tie neck (adjustable), semi-sheer organdy-and-floral yoke, bust and vertical darts for shaping
- Somewhat full skirt with organdy-and-floral inset
- Side snap closure, hooks&eyes at back of neck and upper back
- Unlined, easy care
- Shown over crinoline, not included (organdy sections are sheer and you'll probably want to wear a slip or crinoline beneath, for modesty)
Labels: none - probably home sewn
Fiber/Care: cotton / washable (hang or flat dry)
Condition: A few spots and inconspicuous evidence of age/wear (see photos), but overall vibrant and fresh. We've replaced missing snaps/poppers at the side closure and restitched the fallen hem.
*This 1940s summer dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
neck openings: currently 12.5"/31.75cm (moving hook&eyes could make it 14"/35.5cm. We can do it for a small fee, please contact us with questions)
bust: 36"/91.5cm + room from darts
bodice length: 16.5"/42cm
waist: 27"/68.5cm (could move snaps to make it 28"/71cm)
hips: up to 58"/147.25cm at lower floral trim border
total length: 47"/119.25cm with minimal hem allowance (maybe 1"/2.5cm)
hem sweep: 72"/182.75cm
☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old, unless otherwise specified. Please read condition report provided above. ☜
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