1940s Cream Satin Wrap Dress(ing Gown)
shoulders: 15 ¼”
bust: 38” with flexibility due to wrap style
bodice length: 15” to natural waist seam, 18” to dropped waist seam
total length: 50”
soft and drapey cream satin jacquard with Asian-inspired cloud motif. Pleated ruffle accents, padded shoulders. Yoked waist with lovely seaming and lightly gathered skirt. Original fabric covered belt with bow-shaped buckle.
closure: wraps across the waist/hip and fastens with snaps and inner tie. Belt length is adjustable.
label: none (remnant of size/lot tag)
condition: very good. clean and sturdy. Main issue is some areas with minor seam stress- most notable (but still not that bad) at shoulder pleats. I have machine restitched the sleeve seams in the back/underarm area due to some more significant stress and separation there. this fix is not at all notable when worn. small stress hole near left shoulder patched with seam allowance and interface, has a little yellowing around it. see final image for this and stress at shoulder pleats. Belt shows wear commensurate with age/use (fray at buckle corners, etc) but is sturdy and usable with common sense care.