This adorable little girl's white formal dress is by Kate Greenway and features a lace trimmed front bodice with jewel neckline, tiny tucking, a piped waistline, and a triple layer full skirt of chiffon over satin over a short net crinoline.
It was worn only once, by the flower girl of a wedding in 1961; it has been in storage ever since then.
It is labeled a size 6X.
14" under the arms (28" at the chest)
22" around the waist
Length from center back of the neck to the waist: 11"
Length from center back of the neck to the hem: 25.5"
Neck point to shoulder point: 3.5"
Shoulder point to shoulder point: 11.75"
Sweep of hem: 92"
Condition: No spots or stains or tears or holes. However, the thread color appears to be just a touch darker than the chiffon, this may have been intentional to add visual interest, a bit of contrast, or, the thread may be a different fiber content than the chiffon, and it has slightly darkened over time. It is not distracting, we actually very much like the look of it.
Since it has been in storage for so long, we would recommend (if this is to be worn, rather than displayed or kept as a collectible) it to be freshened, to be cleaned.
This precious dress could be worn for First Communion ( we see new FC dresses that are this length as being called "retro") , as well as for a flower girl, or just for a special dress-up dress for a princess daughter or grand daughter.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.