Vintage 1950s homemade day dress featuring a novelty stylished tree print. The dress has a dart-fitted bodice with a square neckline, and short set-in sleeves. The full skirt is gathered into the waistline seam. Possibly a cotton/linen blend fabric, I'm not quite sure! It has a left side placket with snap fasteners; no zip - it never had one.
Measurements - don't forget to leave a little room for comfort and ease of movement!
Centre Back Bodice Length 13"
Back Bodice Length from Mid-Shoulder 15.5"
Skirt Length 25.75"
Sleeve Length 4.75"
Sleeve Opening Width 7"
Back Width 15"
I would say this would fit a UK size 12 best (or small 14), but PLEASE make sure you know your own measurements, and go by those instead of my size guide! I've noticed here on the eBay vintage pages that there seems to be a vastly differing opinion with sizes!!!! And this is just my guesstimate.
This dress is in need of some TLC! I think it'd definitely be worth it though, it's SUCH a fun print!
1) The side opening is very short, and consequently with stitches at both the top and bottom have started to become undone.
2) One part of one snap is missing at the side, the rest are quite loose.
3) The fabris is faded, but quite evenly.
4) There are some broken stitches in one or two around the waistline seam.
5) Just above the hem you can see a faint line of tiny old machine stitches, suggesting that the hem has been adjusted at some point.
6) There are a few small red paint splashes to the skirt front. Pretty much the same red as in the print, so they aren't actually particularly noticeable!
7) One tiny pin head hole to the bodice back.
8) A tiny little frayed tear near to the hem.
9) To the skirt back is a watery yellowy/green mark.
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Please take a look at my other vintage auctions, all starting at 99p. Postage gladly combined. Depending on the weight, I could probably send 2 dresses for £5 within the UK.
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I sometimes use petticoats to show the fullness of skirts, and these are not included in the sale.
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My name is Tessa, I'm 32, and I've been wearing and collecting vintage clothing for well over a decade. I started wearing 1960s and 70s stuff, but very some came to realise that I favoured the 'New Look' silhouette of the late 1940s, into the 1950s. I believe this style suits my odd (by odd, I mean does not conform to modern day standards) figure better too - I have soooo much trouble buying modern clothing!
I have a huge collection dresses and skirts from late 1940s into the early 60s, in fact I have a whole room dedicated to my collection! I mainly concentrate on 1950s novelty printed cotton dresses and skirts, and Horrockses Fashions dresses - of which I may have one of the largest collections at 122.
You'll notice that this is also mainly what I sell (apart from the Horrockses, which I very rarely let go of). If you're anything like me your vintage collection is constantly evolving and changing; you have some things you know you'll keep forever, some you keep for 6 months or year and get bored of them, or just decide they're not right for you afterall, or some you realise instantly after trying on that they're not right for you despite how much you love them! So the vast majority of items I sell have been bought for myself originally, but I've decided aren't right for me for one reason or another. And there's usually a large range of sizes because I'm a bit of a yoyo dieter! In the last 18 months, this is terrible to admit, but I've been every waist size between 23 and 31 inches! Yikes!
I also have an Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/RainbowValleyVintage
It's quite sad to say it, but vintage is pretty much my life - I live and breathe it, and am constantly surrounded by it!