Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Post WWI Yellow Dress













From the seller:

THE COSTUME / DRESS WE HAVE IN THIS AUCTION IS FROM THE 1920s

TRUE ESTATE FIND

TRUE VINTAGE 1920S

SQUARE NECKLINE , TRIMMED WITH BLACK SILK RIBBON

SHORT BLACK LACE SLEEVES

DROP WAIST, WITH SILK BLACK RIBBON

FULL SWEEP SKIRT WITH 3 LAYERS OF RUFFLES TRIMMED WITH BLACK LACE

SIDE HOOKS AND EYES

FABRIC: LIGHT WEIGHT SHEEN TWILL MAN MADE

LINING: N/A

COLORS; BRIGHT YELLOW AND BLACK LACE

PRINT: N/A

LABEL:NONE

PLEASE REFER TO MEASUREMENTS,

MEASUREMENTS:

BUST: 28

WAIST: 36

HIPS: 30

SHOULDER TO SHOULDER: 12

SHOULDER TO NATURAL WAIST: 12 1/2

WAIST TO HEM; 38

SLEEVES: 4

SLEEVE OPENING: 14

NECK: OPEN

SWEEP: 146

CONDITION: * 3, THE FABRIC IS STRONG WITH NO DRY ROT. THERE ARE BREAKS IN THE LACE. THERE ARE SPOTS AND STAINS FROM STORAGE. HOME MADE NO LABELS. THIS IS FROM A ESTATE I HAVE NOT TRIED TO CLEAN THIS . THIS WAS STORED IN A BOX WITH OTHER 1920S COSTUMES AND DRESSES , PLEASE SEE OUR LISTINGS OVER THE NEXT 2 WEEKS FOR MORE FINDS. HAPPY TO ANSWER ALL QUESTIONS.



From Me:

May 1919

Post WWI, waistlines dropped dramatically and quickly. However, hemlines stayed pretty low.

What I find brilliant about this dress is the addition of the twill tape to the opening to add some sturdiness to the closure. I need to do this in the future with any hooks and eyes.

2 comments:

  1. Great idea about the twill tape. I wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't pointed it out. Sometimes the fabric under my hooks are kind of flimsy too.
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    1. Not just the flimsy fabrics! But those lightweight fabrics where you need just a hint of sturdiness - rather than trying to sew up a small piece of duck cloth and finish all the edges, the twill tape will give just a hint of rigidity as well as add some stability to the area.

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