Sunday, January 15, 2017
1920's Lace and Embroidered Afternoon Dress
This dress is bring relisted because the winning bidder actually said she tore it as she was trying it on. The measurements were in the description, and I don't understand why someone would try to squeeze into an antique 1920s dress. Anyway, it is not torn too badly, and I have taken pictures of the torn areas that are on the underskirt or covered up by the sash. It is a beautiful elegant 1920s embroidery and lace dress that has a crepe silk underslip with 22 crocheted tiny buttons going down the front. It also has an 8" wide sash that ends in a side bow. It measures 43" long, 40" bust and 50" hips. It has some age light staining that will come out with professional cleaning because of its delicacy. I am selling "as is" with no returns. It is still a gorgeous dress!
I actually have a long width of fabric with a very similar embroidery pattern from the 1920's - I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if the silk was bought embroidered and the lady simply cut it out, added lace, and made the rest into a dress.