Vested Gentress is know for their high quality dresses in design and hand-screened fabric. This is no exception. Cotton fabric is hand-screened print, white background with various shades of blue flowers, even a small hint of lilac. Princess seaming with blue piping which also accentuates the short sleeves, square neckline and trims the large side pockets. No defined waist and there is an un-attached cord belt so it can be worn with or without. Completely lined with solid white cotton. Label reads 65% polyester, 35% cotton but it feels like all cotton. The addition of poly makes it easy care, little to no ironing.
Lovely condition with no issues. I did give it a gentle hand soak so it is clean and ready to wear.
Tagged a size 20. Please check the measurements below carefully. Keep in mind there is no give to this fabric.
Bust is an easy 46 inches, waist is 40 inches, hips are 48 inches, shoulders are 16 1/2 inches, hem circumference is approximately 66 inches and total length is 42 1/2 inches.
Label is The Vested Gentress, Hand-Screened Print, Valley Forge PA.
The following label information was provided courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild Label Resource.
Vested Gentress was established in 1961 by Bud and Naomi Jackson and was based in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Their factory was located in Trappe, Pennsylvania, about twelve miles from Valley Forge. The company was known for whimsical screenprinted fabrics, many of which were designed by Bud Jackson. These fabrics were made into dresses, slacks, and skirts. They also had a line of golf wear. The company closed around 1985.
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