From a Texas estate where no expense was spared - this darling custom made child’s heavy cotton dress with red 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 winter white 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 of the skirt where it is sewn to the bodice, a deep hand stitched facing around the arm openings, interesting pleating, and hand stitched red accents on the pocket, the bodice and around the neck; there is belting at the back of the dress. So many added touches. Today, little girls’ dresses from Lylian sell from $250-550. The waist is 21 ½”; shoulder 10” across; from the back of the neck to the waist it is 8 ¼”, and from the waist to the bottom of the hem 11 1/8”. The dress is pristine with no spots, tear, or worn places.
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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Precious 1950s Custom Made Lylian Little Girl’s Dress