Sunday, April 19, 2015
Pieces of a 1920's Beaded Dress
From the seller:
This is a large portion of what may have been the skirt of a very fancy dress. Or some of these parts could be from the bodice, it's hard to tell. The velvet is so supple and soft and the most beautiful shade of green, not quite teal but mostly green. The beads are all sewn by hand and there are clusters of them. There are thousands and thousands of beads on this fabric. There is green netting on the other side of the velvet (shown). This is how I found these pieces. Altogether, this weighs about 3 to 4 pounds. It must have been a very heavy dress. It appears to be clean and does not have an odor. The pictures don't do it justice at all!!
The whole section - as opposed to the piece that got chopped up (maybe in the 1960's?) is your basic 1920's shape for a dress. This must have been a stunner when it was still in a dress form.