Glorious 1920s sheer cotton voile dress has inset panels of cotton lace and pintucked fabric. Crocheted bobbles trim the dropped waist. Beautiful elbow length sleeves has the lace joined to the cotton with faggoting, a kind of lacing sewing stitch. The bodice and hips also feature white embroidery with eyelet work. Lace panels have borders of spoke stitching. Best worn loose, it just pulls over the head. Mid calf length. It's totally sheer, you will need to wear a slip unless you are an extrovert. Early 1920s.
Best fit Small - Although the garment measures larger it's best worn loose so as to reduce stress on the delicate fabric. The garment measures larger than the measurements given, which are for best fit. Mannequin has an 86 cm bust.
Bust 86 cm (34")
Waist to 76 cm (30")
Hips 91-97 cm (36-38")
Shoulders 38 cm (15")
Back 35.5 cm (14")
Sleeve 38 cm (15")
Shoulder to waist 43 cm (17")
Length 116 cm (45.5")
Fair. Like the best garments of this era, wearable with care. The fabric is very delicate but sound. There is a collection of old and new mends on this dress. There is a large lace patch in the centre front of the dress at the waist, original fabric was taken from inside the hem.
There are a number of light darns in the fabric, including the front of the bodice, as shown. Some faint orangey spots on the front are not noticeable unless you are looking for them. An old patch on the back of the skirt, as shown. Numerous mends to the lace, mostly old ones, and a few small holes in the lace. A small patch at the back neck.