This is a fine quality early 1950s era silk blouse made in Austria. The blouse is made in a cream white colour. It has a scalloped collar that is made with a cutaway or extension at the sides. The edge of the front closure is cut is an zig zag pattern. The sleeves have a 3/4 length and single mother of pearl button cuffs. The waist has tucking both at the front and back in order to give the blouse a fitted look. It closes at the front with eight mother-of-pearl shanked buttons.
Age: early 1950s
Label: Made in Austria
Sizing: Size 36 is indicated and although this should be equal to a US size 8, this is a vintage sizing. Please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking into consideration that this is a delicate fabric that should be worn a little loosely:
Shoulders: 16” across, from one shoulder sleeve seam to the other
Sleeves: 17” from the shoulder seam with cuff turned, 18” with cuff down
Bust: 36” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 32” around
Overall length: 21”, measured flat
Condition: It is in very good condition - this blouse looks to have seen little use and was well stored over the years.
This is a beautiful quality blouse - Austrian work of this time is extra fine and the silk is gorgeous!
Vintage 1950s Silk Blouse Made in Austria with Eyelet Embroidery Size 36