As Is Size 12 1920s 30s Novelty Print Dress - Blue & White Deco Artists Palettes - Chain Stitched Flowers - Fragile Torn - Bust 38 - 50832

$ 59.99

Wonderful 1930s novelty print dress in fragile silk, printed with Deco artist's palettes and quirky "bugs" and geometrics. This layered sheer dress has a pretty line of chain-stitched flowers along the bust, framed with an overlapping shawl collar, long sheer sleeves, and a quaint self flower corsage to the right shoulder. It has a fitted waist and zig-zag seam along the hip yoke, with a softly flared skirt. It's lined from bust to hem in acetate satin. The condition is fair (see Condition Detail below).

11 to 12

Bust 38, Waist 36, Hip 41; Shoulder to Waist 17, Shoulder to Hem 40.5 Inches



Indigo blue & chalk white sheer silk crepe georgette with Deco artist's palettes, geometrics, and spiky ovals that look like abstract insects; matching blue acetate satin lining; solid chalk white silk georgette at neckline; chain stitching

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Condition Detail
Fragile and requires very careful handling; silk is beginning to shatter at far left of shawl collar where there's a 2-inch L-shaped tear, along back neckline and in a few small holes in the solid white silk, under the arms, and a few small holes at right front hip and two at back hip; the corsage has always had raw edges; two seam gaps at back hip that could be re-sewn; skirt lining has a large tear several inches long that could also be re-sewn

Washing Instructions
If necessary, dry clean by a cleaner experienced with antique clothing

Please note: All measurements (bust - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the bust - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.

Size listed is a modern size. Any available vintage size is noted in the Label description. Please remember vintage sizes and modern sizes can vary a great deal.

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