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Vintage 1940s Dress with Shell, 38 bust waist adjusts to up to 35 inches Maternity
ERA- This item is from the 1940s
MEASUREMENTS - The dress is 40 inches long, 15 inches across shoulders, 23 inch long sleeves, fits 38 inch bust with room, drawstring waist will go up to 35 inches at waist, 44 inches at hips. 15 inches from shoulder to the top of the waist, about 15-1/2 to center of waist.
The sleeveless shell is 23 inches long and 44 inches wide under the arms.
LABEL - none, home sewn
FABRIC - rayon crepe with cotton lace
CLEANING - dry cleaned
Home sewn dress in dark blue rayon crepe with matching sleeveless shell. Ivory cotton lace trim on the neck of the shell and the ends of the sleeves with ribbon ties at the very ends. Shoulder pads in top of puffed shoulders. There is a fabric drawstring encased in fabric on the back of the waist which ties in the front, making the dress adjustable to 35 inch at waist. Single snap closure on the front of the neck.
Lightweight sleeveless shell with ivory cotton lace on the neckline. Both pieces are unlined.
CONDITION - Both pieces are in excellent condition, but the dress is lightly dirty at the back of the neck.