Killer 1940s Printed Day Dress with Seussian Garden Scene


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      I couldn't resist this charming late 40s day dress - because I adore the print. It feels like what you'd expect if Dr. Seuss was asked to design a traditional garden scene. The colors are wonderful - mustard/yellow chartreuse, spruce green and cornflower blue on white. Likely homemade, the textile is a celanese blend, just thin enough to need a slip. The bodice is a shirtwaist style with self-fabric buttons, and self-fabric bands trim the hips. The dress closes on the side with a sturdy metal zipper. 


      Shoulders: 15.5"
      Bust: 40"
      Waist: 32"
      Hips: 42"
      Length: 47"

      Label: None present, homemade
      Material: Celanese blend
      Condition: Good, as is with scattered flaws

      This dress presents beautifully, and has been freshly cleaned and is ready to be worn. This is one of those dresses that presents beautifully, where you really don't notice the flaws until you start examining it - meaning it's a great candidate for regular wear.. It is VERY sturdy. The shoulders have some light yellowing from years on a hanger, and there's mild yellowing to the collar along the areas that would touch the neck. There is some very mild discoloration at the underarms - mostly looking like some color travel from the print, nothing significant. There is a single small spot at the center front right above the wait, probably from a belt and a small spot at the top back right shoulder.  Finally, the most important issue is that the bottom left corner of the dress got snagged in something in the past, causing one 3/4" tear, two small frayed holes and four little abrasions to the fabric, all in a cluster just above the hem. I've interfaced this, and it would never be noticed when worn. I find no other is
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