This pretty cotton day dress (house dress) features an eyelet lace trimmed bodice yoke and pockets, with puffy gathered sleeve caps and a widow's peak waist line in front.
The fabric is a print of primary colors plus green, with a folk style floral on white ground.
13.75" shoulder point to shoulder point
15" long from center back of the neck to the waist
41" center back of the neck to the hem
76" sweep of hem
Feels like all cotton; she may be a blend, but really, she has very much a cotton hand.
She may brighten up even more with an oxi-clean soak, but she is in otherwise excellent condition, seams are all sturdy and sound.
The buttons on this appear to have been replaced at some point, as they're basic, standard and fine, but more 60s than 40s, in our opinion.
We did recently acquire some period yellow open cut buttons that we experimented and pinned through to see what they look like with this dress (selling separately here in our shop. The original card will be sent with the buttons, even though we removed them to try this out). We've included a photo of them for you to check out.
Also, we shot it with a red belt and a white belt, as well as without. The belts are not included.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.