1920s Adolescent’s (or V. Petite Adult) Mixed Silks Dress
Approx. size: xx small/petite adult or adolescent
armholes (armscye): 14”
dropped waist (at seam): 34”
bodice length: 17”
total length: 35”
Please note: although some measurements correspond to adult sizes, this dress is proportioned for a young woman, perhaps 10-15 (depending on her size of course!). it is intended to fit loosely, and must be able to pull down overhead. it may work for an adult woman who is quite petite. Please be sure you’ve double checked all measurements!
Lovely design using an ecru silk crepe for the skirt and bodice and silk/cotton blend woven jacquard with Deco fruit and curling vine motif as a “jacket” and belt. The petals of the flower at the shoulder comprised of both fabrics. Many wonderful details throughout. Bodice back lined in a light cotton muslin, skirt is unline. Would make a wonderful flower girl or bridal party dress for a young lady!
material: silk and silk/cotton blend
closure: none, pulls over head
condition: very good. freshly laundered, structurally sound and so charming. Several small scattered pinholes in back of skirt (see images). A few faint yellow marks on right sleeve did not lift with soaking. Some verrrrry faint overall light/dark toning to the silk. dime-sized hole in the back neck area of the cotton lining. Point of the v-neck has opened about ½ an inch but the edge is still finished. Tiny hole there is backed by inner fabric.
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