Vintage 1930s ensemble is something truly special that I've been saving for this lookbook for MONTHS. It's always so hard to hold onto the rarities like this! This beautiful ensemble is made of summerweight rayon with sort of waffle-weave texture. The dress is a color block affair, with bodice and peplum of sunshine yellow above a white skirt. Contrast applique dances along the neckline, down the center front and around the peplum. The cape is a mid-length with slits for your arms, each framed with yellow applique. The dress closes on the side with snaps.
Bust: 37" - 39" - rayon has a little give
Cape Length: 30"
Label: This Style Registered with Fashion Originators Guild, then DCLR (Dress Creators League of America)
Condition: Dress, Good plus, Cape, Good minus with repairs
When I acquired the set, the previous seller had made some awkward, fused in patches to scattered moth chews through the cape, which were oversized for the flaws and affected the drape. Luckily, it was largely done with stitch witchery, so I very carefully removed the largest patches and opted for darned patches -there are six such patches. There remain some other pinholes and thin spots fused with the webbing used by the previous dealer, but I've steamed and pressed it so they no longer affect the draping. The dress has four faint spots on the skirt - you have to really look to see them - and one more by the left hem. I've darned three little holes at the back left hip, and one on the back right peplum. I find no other issues to note. It's entirely sturdy and wearable.