Late 1940s to early 1950s red rayon blouse with jewel neck and long sleeves features a abstract novelty print of black and white flowers inside black circles or S-curves. Prints like this, which merged traditional motifs with “modern” abstraction, became popular in the post-WWII period.
The blouse is shaped with smocking on the shoulder yoke in front and vertical waist darts, four in front and two in back.
The sleeves are gently gathered at the turn-back cuffs, which are faced in a matching cotton that, like the blouse, is a shade halfway between brick and coral-red. The same red cotton faces the button placket.
The blouse closes with 6 plastic buttons and has a finished, machine-stitched hem. Perfect with a slim black skirt or high-waisted trousers!
No labels; this was the work of two local seamstresses.
Measurements are: Bust 40”, shoulders 15”, waist 30”, sleeves 25” (cuff is 2.25”) front shoulder to waist 26”, and center back to waist 23”.
Please note that the blouse was too large for my form and needed to be clipped; photo #6 shows it unclipped.
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Item ID: drb352
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