Here is a 1940's party dress that looks to be made by hand or at least parts of it are. The V-neck bodice consists of up a flesh colored lining that is overlaid with black lace. There is a hook and eye at the very top. It comes down into the skirt part to form points and at the bottom of each point is a fabric covered button. The skirt has soft pleats and quite a bit of flare. There is a an 11" metal zipper on the left hand side of the dress. There are shoulder pads but no seams. It is more like a cut off raglan sleeve. Only the upper part of the dress is lined. It comes with a belt but one of the belt loops is torn away from the dress. The measurements are: Armpit to armpit 38", Waist 28", Hips up to 40", Length from back of neck 49.50" and Across back of shoulders 16.50". There are a few areas where the lace has come apart form the black fabric at the black points of the dress. Also there are a few places where the black fabric has come away from the lace. I am sure that for someone who sews this issue can be repaired.