From a Texas estate where no expense was spared - this darling custom made child’s soft tiny pink checked cotton dress with white trim. Even though the family lived in north Texas, we have offered other items from this estate that came from high end stores in New York, Houston, and Dallas, during the 1950s when long-distance shopping wasn’t accessible like it is today. The adorable pink dress came from Lylian New Orleans, a clothing shop that only offered custom tailored clothing. Lylian was established in the 1920s, using the talents of gifted seamstresses who were a part of the Acadian Handicraft Project - an effort to support the French language and culture in southeast Louisiana.
The quality of work on this little dress shows in every aspect. It has a deep hem, which is hand stitched; there is a casing on the raw edges, interesting pleating originating from a yoke on the bodice, and an applied and stitched little “stick figure” girl on the large white panel down the front. So many added touches. Today, little girls’ dresses from Lylian sell from $250-550. The shoulder 8 /12” between the sleeve seams; from the back of the neck to the bottom of the hem 17 3/4”. The dress was freshly laundered 65+ years ago and put away; it is in excellent condition with no tears, or worn places; there are a few very light spots, which we have not attempted to deal with.
This would be a darling addition to your child’s fashion wardrobe, vintage fashion collection, or to dress a large doll. Please contact us if you have any questions. Please look at the photos closely, they are part of the description of the item. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.
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1950s Custom Made Lylian Little Girl’s Pink Tiny Checked Dress