This dress was from a lakefront estate near Chicago. I believe it was a servant's dress from the 1930's-40's but could probably be for a nurse also. White cotton dress, long sleeve with french cuffs and buttonholes for cufflinks or buttons. Button down front with mother of pearl buttons which are fastened by a metal bar vs. being sewn on. There is just one button by the waist . the other is missing and there are eyelets to accommodate buttons - a replacement button should be easy to find. Sewn down pleats in front and back, 2 front pockets. Label is from Dix Made and another label from Marshall Field & Company, styled by Dix-Made. I think the size says 16 but I doubt that is accurate to todays sizing. Approximate measurements are 20" from armpit to armpit, 15" from shoulder sea to waist, 23" arm length from shoulder seam, 32" from waist to hem, waist approx. 29". There are a few flaws but I think it adds to the charm. There is a stain behind the top button which is covered pretty well when buttoned. A fray/hole about the size of a dime by the bottom skirt button which can be patched or stitched. Some staining by one of the inside cuffs. Overall a great period piece or costume.
Item ID: 1469
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