Friday, January 15, 2016

Two Dresses Sold in a Lot: One from the Late Teen's and the Other from the 1930's

From the seller:

This lot features 2 dresses, approximately from the 1920s-40s. They are sold AS-IS and all have serious or noteworthy damage. We absolutely cannot guarantee that any can be worn; rather, they are intended more for customers who will use them for design, display, or inspiration. We will do our best to note problems but please keep in mind that all dresses in this lot have damage. The age given for the dresses is approximate. The material is also our best guess and may not always be accurate. If you have any questions or concerns please let us know prior to making a purchase. Problems may include rips and tears, stains, dry rot in the seams or material, missing buttons, and more. If any of these dresses could be easily fixed, they would be for sale individually or in my store. There are no returns accepted on this lot of dresses.

VTG 20s Black Silk Dress
This silk flapper dress features drop waist, pink button-up neckline metal snaps, black lapels and fringe tie-front and long chiffon sleeves with silk cuffs. Damages include stains (especially around neckline), fraying and discoloration. Skirt is not hemmed. No designer tags found.

Bust (measured from armpit to armpit): 20.5"
Waist: 19.5"
Shoulders: 16"
Sleeves: 23"
Total Length: 52" Un-hemmed
Fabric: Silk
Approximate Size: Large
Damages: Stains, fraying, discoloration.

VTG 20s Purple Patterned Dress
This vintage sheath dress is made with either silk or rayon and features purple, blue and white pattern, square neckline with bow, and ruffles and red plastic buttons along left side. Enclosures include metal snaps on left shoulder and tie back. Aside from holes on upper back, the overall condition is good.

Bust (measured from armpit to armpit): 18"
Waist: 20.5"
Shoulders: 12"
Sleeves: 8"
Total Length: 42.5"
Fabric: Silk or Rayon
Damages: Holes

From Me:

PetitPoulailler 1919 Delineator Magazine (Butterick) Cover

The yellow dress is very similar in cut to the extant black one.  Although the black one is plainer - possibly for mourning.  There is another similar one from 1919 here.

1931 Catalog
As for the print dress, I'm pretty sure it's early 1930's.  The ties appear to be waist length even though the buttons extend past that.

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