Wow! This 1950s silk party dress has all the touches that make mid-century vintage so dreamy. The fabric is a mid-weight silk featuring beautiful pink and fuchsia roses with green leaves on cream. Spaghetti straps, double-layer "crumb catcher" shelf bust held in place with French tacks. Nipped, defined waist. Pleated, slightly tulip-shaped skirt with gorgeous bow at the center inverted pleat, just above the hem. Lined at bodice only. Pinked seams, hem tape. Closes at back with a metal "double Talon" zipper and top hook&eye.
This dress was beautifully home sewn with care (note hand stitching in photo) by expert seamstress Dorothy E., she of the enviable wardrobe. Search for more of her store-bought and handmade treasures here and at Bee Dee Vintage on Etsy.
Dress is shown with and without a small crinoline, not included.
Labels: "Vogue Couturier Design" (applied by the dressmaker and available with several of Vogue's expert-level, highly detailed patterns based on couture designs. it is not a manufacturer's label. read about it, here, at the Vintage Fashion Guild's label resource)
Fiber/Care: unmarked, silk with acetate bodice lining, dry-clean
Condition: no flaws to note
*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it is ready to wear.*
bodice side seam: 8"/20cm
bust: fits up to 36"/91.5cm
waist: 25"/63.5cm (fits my 26.5" waist)
skirt length: 25.5"/64.5cm
hem sweep: 78"/198cm
Clipped at waist to fit Delphine.
Seam allowances are too slim to let this dress out. For reference, this dress fits me well, with a bit of room around the lower ribs. I am 5'5-1/2" and measure b: 35.5 (32D), w: 26.5, h: 35.5, and usually wears a U.S. modern size 2/4. I like my waistbands snug, but not tight.
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