Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Late 20's/Early 30's Hand Painted Dress

From the seller:
This is an authentic 1920's long sleeve DAY DRESS.
It is hand painted with red roses and green leaves on NAVY Blue silk chiffon. The paint is faded and has left a few small holes ( these could be re-inforced with extra fabric or it could be sewn to an under slip).
This is sold as-is, you will need to do a bit of work. I remember hand washing it at one point, but not ironing it.
The bust is 40" when I pull the fabric ( but, it will look good on a smaller frame).
The shoulders are 15" from seam to seam.
I show the worst place that needs sewing; along the hip line there are holes where the pleats are. In second to last photo there is one of the bigger holes ( the rest are smaller). The red silk hem is frayed and the ends of wrist need finishing.
This would be great for a costume for a 1920's or 1930's film or play.

From Me:

I almost want to put this around 1931 but it could also be as early as 1928. I just love the roses painted onto the silk!

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