1940s Crochet Swing Dress

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Truly one of the more extraordinary pieces I have ever seen. It appears to never have been worn so is pristine - the threading used is still as white as the day it was made and the colors used to accent the edges and details are as true as the when this was lovingly & meticulously hand made, stitch by stitch! The dress is fine crochet work - on par with the best of the earlier Irish pieces you see. The pictures do not come close to doing justice the sheer exuberance that this piece emits! The sheer volume of crochet work in astounding and when you realize that each sleeve and the skirt where done as full circles you are in awe of the work that went into this piece. All the edges are done in a row of either two shades of pink or a salmon and and pink depending on where you look. little clusters of stylized flowers or fruit clusters hang from each sleeve ad around the hem (and there is actually two layers to each of those sleeves!!). Even the buttons that do up the back are each encased in its own little crochet work. Its museum quality and a masterpiece.



Shoulders: 15" from seam to seam

Bust: 15" from side seam to side seam

Waist: 13" from side seam to side seam, un-stretched

Hips: open

Bodice: 18" from shoulder to wait seam

Skirt length: 22" from waist seam to bottom hem



The dress is unlined and closes with a series of buttons in the back. It should be dry cleaned when cleaned again in the future.



Any of our garments can be purchased directly from the Shrimpton Couture website. Layaway is available, we have a full return policy and items are shipped boxed and freshly cleaned!

Details

  • Marked Size
    XS-SML (US)
  • Dealer Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    AU110131128209
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