Label: Young Edwardian by Arpeja. Arpeja was a California based fashion company with a focus on the "youthful" market. The Young Edwardian label was started in 1964. (info courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild label resource)
Description: This is a wonderful dress and coat set made in a tattersall checked pattern. The dress is made in a simple sleeveless shift style, solid black twill finished wool above the waistline and checked below. It has a dropped waist, is unlined and does up with a zipper at the back. The coat has notched lapels, button decorated belts at the cuffs and applied square pleated and flapped pockets at either side. The coat closes at the front with eight black double breasted buttons and cinches with a matching belt. It is fully lined with white acetate rayon. The wool has good weight to it and falls beautifully.
Color: White and black
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a medium size - please note the following measurements for fit (your body measurements should be smaller, or measure a similar garment that you own):
Shoulders: 14" across
Bust: 36" around
Waist: 31" around
Hips: 36" around
Length: 34 1/2" long, measured flat
Shoulders: 16" across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 22 1/2" long
Sleeve inseam: 16" long
Bust: 37" around (tight fit)
Waist: 33" around
Hips: 38" around
Length: 36" long, measured flat
It is in very good condition with the exception of a pinhead sized brown spot at the front of the dress, caused by the black twill wearing away. This could be spot dyed. Also, there are small pulls on the black twill of the dress, however, I think that the fabric is made that way except that it is a little more pronounced at the upper front. The coat is in very good condition. This outfit has seen use, but it is still in very acceptable condition.
This is a wonderful 60s ensemble.....great tattersall pattern and an earlier example of a very collectible label....
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