Vintage late 1930s dress is just absurdly cute - a detailed frock with much care put into the design. The peterpan neckline rests above a clever, decorative hook and eye. The perfectly puffed sleeves have padded sleeve headers, and are darted to the opening. shirring above and below the bustline creates ruching across the chest. Below the high waist, the skirt is created with flared gores. Clever, notched little pockets accent the front of the hips and have self-fabric bows. The dress closes with a side metal zipper and has self-fabric ties attached to cinch the waist.
Label: La Grace Novelty Frock
Material: Rayon Crepe
Condition: Good minus, very wearable as is
This dress has been cleaned it and ready to wear. There remains a dark line from storage/tanning and scattered spots that didn't lift at the cleaners - luckily, these largely hide in the folds of the skirt. The most notable flaw is a repaired tear - see photo 7 - to the left of the left-hand pocket on the side, there is a 1" frayed tear, with a small hole under that, then a fray to the top layer of fabric on the zipper. The worst part of this flaw isn't the tear itself, but the absolute awful repair, probably done in a hurry by the original owner. The best thing for this dress would be to take the repair out, and stitch it down to a patch, but this is consigned, and so it will have to be done by the buyer. Priced at half what it would be without the noted issues.