Great printed late 50s/early 60s novelty shirtwaister dress in a print of florals and little portraits - one of a soldier and one of a top hatted gentleman and a lady in red historical dress. Lovely colours with vivid contrasts, dark grey base with brighter orange, blue, yellow and brown. Bodice fastens with two greeny brown shank buttons to the chest and a hook and loop fastener to the waistband and an open slit to the front of the skirt, which hides in the skirt folds. Collared v-neck and short sleeves. Waist is fitted and skirt is full, sewn in inchwide pleats to the waistband. No labels.
The skirt is not labeled with a size but fits approx like a Medium, approx a UK12. Please refer to the measurements for your best fit.
Chest: 38" (best fit a little bit smaller)
Shoulder to waist: 16"
16" shoulder to shoulder
Length: 40.5" (1" hem)
Good condition with some slight signs of wear and repair, though nothing very obvious when worn.
-The sleeves have been shortened and the interfacing fabric used for the cuffs is different from the dress, though as this is on the inside of the sleeve, it is not very noticeable. There is one incredibly discreet patch repair to one of the sleeves, but the way it is made it is in no way visible when worn, so does not detract. See photos.
-Dress has possible also been rehemmed. It's finished with a running stitch, which I don't think would have been the original hem but this doesn't detract and skirt length is still 25" so not too short.
-One small patch repair to the skirt, though this isn't easy to spot with the busy print, see photo.-Button holes have been repaired/reinforced slightly.
Priced to reflect condition.