I have to admit - I have absolute no idea what the brown textile on this dress is made of. This is a charming 1930s design, with a bodice of rayon-celanese and a skirt of..... something that is extraordinary flame resistent. It chars, but doesn't catch fire. It smells natural. Silk of some kind, I'd think, but it tests like no cloth I've ever seen.
It's definitely homemade. The bodice has a divided bust, with plaid flatteringly cut on the bias. The collar is founded, and little buttons run between the neckline, and the point of the peaked midwaist. The skirt is pieced as if it was bias cut, but is not. The sleeves are puffed, with cased elastic so you can blouse them on your upper arm. This has no closures, and simply slips over the head.
Waist: 36" (remember this has to slip over your head, probably better belted on medium or large)
Label: None Present, Homemade
Material: Rayon/Celanese and Unknown Mystery Fabric
Condition: Good, wearable as is
This dress was dry cleaned when I got but, but you should do it again as steaming caused subtle water spotting - and it is very subtle - all throughout the mystery fabric. There's some staining at each underarm. the neckline, and interior back of the neck are a bit dingy. There are a few holes in the fabric casing the elastic of each sleeve, but if you wear that bloused on the arm. it will never show. My biggest complaint is that whoever made this was an amateur. And hey, I get that it was the depression, but pink your seams, please! They are messy with too much excess everywhere, but it will allow you to make adjustments in fit! Priced with respect to it's flaws and homemade nature.