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1940s vintage silky day dress in pink and gold print.Please
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I've no idea what this fabric is, but it's gloriously soft and silky-feeling, with a wonderful drape. The pattern is abstract, with shimmering blocks of colour - gold, fading into green and fawn - outlined in narrower sections of pink.
It's been comercially made, with one tiny label at the neck, which reads '42', but no fabric or care instructions. The hem and inner seam connecting the bodice to skirt have been overlocked, which is unusual for a dress of this era but not unheard of (overlockers have been in use since the 1920s).
It has short sleeves, a little collar, self belt and a very full skirt. It's in excellent vintage condition, with years of wear still to offer! It fastens to the neck with three original, gold-coloured buttons and a short, metal zip on the right side.
Best fit would probably be modern UK size 12. Approximate measurements are, bust 38 ins/96.5 cms, waist 32 ins/81 cms, hips free, length 41 ins/104 cms.
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