Cotton day dress in true red with tiny white polka dots and yellow-centered daisies. Cap kimono-style sleeves have solid-white, turn-back half-cuffs to match the pointed, front-only collar. Elasticized waist with self-fabric tie attached at one side. Button-and-loop closure at back key-hole neck. A-line skirt with inverted front pleat. Most wonderful is the extra piece of fabric provided for future repairs, sewn into the seam (see interior photo). How Soviet-era can you get? A piece of cold-war history, just perfect for Spring 2012. From the 1960s.
Thanks to beloved friend and former boss Irina R. for the following assessment: "Yes, this is Russian dress. I remember this fabric from 1960s. The label states that it was made by the factory in Krasnoyarsk City." Can't you just hear her lovely accent? And can you imagine having so few options that you can remember the specific fabrics available?
Labels: in Cyrillic, reads as follows (with thanks to new friends Irina T. and Uyanga U.):
Ministry of Light Industry, Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic
Perm Industrial Sewing Union/Association
City of Krasnokamsk
Fiber/Care: unmarked, feels like a slightly rough (like barkcloth) cotton, washable
Condition: there's a bit of dye run at the right collar top (will likely lift with a touch of bleach pen, we did not try)
*This dress is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
shoulders: 21" (53cm) edge to edge
bust: 38" (96.5cm)
bodice: 16" (40.5cm)
waist: stretches from 21-32" (53-81cm)
hips: ~44" (111.5cm) 8"/20cm below waist
skirt length: 26" (66cm)
belt: 0.75" (2cm) wide x 48" (122cm) long
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(BDV SKU: 00298-001)
☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 20 years old. Please read condition report provided above. ☜
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