XS 1940s Pink Silk Dress - Gorgeous 40s 50s Sailboat Novelty Print - Off Shoulder Summer Frock - Coral Green Blue Yellow - Waist 24.5

$ 165.00

Exquisite late 1940s pink silk dress, made by a local dressmaker for an Italian imports shop that closed in the early 1960s. This dress was worn by one of the sisters who owned the shop, and it's created of Italian silk in a delightful summer novelty print of sailboats & billowing clouds. The winsome fitted bodice has a broad scoop neckline, cinched bust, and brief ruched sleeves that can be worn off-shoulder. The full skirt has narrow box pleats to the waist, and its original self buckle-front belt. An exceptional find... and we have 4 more yards of this fabric from the same shop, uncut and unused, as of the time of posting.

Ladies' Size
2 to 3

Bust 34.5, Waist 24.5, Hip up to 54; Shoulder to Waist 14.5, Shoulder to Hem 43.5 Inches


Rosy pink silk novelty print with sailboats or Chinese junks on a background of puffy pink clouds, thin and fluid, nearly opaque; colors are coral pink, black, powder blue, kelly green, and banana yellow; on the original yardage, fabric selvedge was printed with " SETA PURA " in metallic gold script

None, exquisitely made by hand by a dressmaker, has a gold foil sticker at end of zipper

Side seam metal zipper


Condition Detail
Very fine and barely worn, seemed to be deadstock at first, though the underarms have a barely-there hint of perspiration crescents under the arm, very hard to perceive at all

Washing Instructions
Dry clean by a cleaner experienced with vintage clothing

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*bust, waist & hip measurements are the maximum inches that will fit the item (and not actual fabric widths), so your body measurements should match these or be slightly smaller
*to get actual fabric widths of garment, add two inches to the bust measurement listed, one inch to the waist, and two inches to the hip
*size we list is a modern size equivalent, any size listed on label is a vintage size (which can be very different than a modern size)

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