Monday, May 27, 2013

1930s Lavender

This lavender dress is mid-calf length and originates from the 1930s. 

       The waistline is no longer dropped, as is was in the 1920s;  it has raised once again to the natural waistline. At this waistline, there are belt loops, but we do not have the belt.  

       There is also quite a bit of attention to the area just under the bust with a high arching seam.    

     Common for the 1930s was the amount of focus and detail that went into waistline and the bust to really emphasize a feminine, elongated figure.

         There is a lot of really great detailing in this the garment. One example of this is the trapunto styled flower designs along the top of the dress.


   Trapunto is common in quilting where the fabric is first detailed with a design and then stuffed to cause the detailing to be raised and accentuated.

      Another great aspect about this garment is the beautiful button detail along the shoulders and sleeves.

     This garment has a tulip shape skirt to create a wonderful flow to this day dress. This dress is made of wool with a plain weave.



               As far as closures, there is a zipper on the right side from bust to hip. There is also the button detail along the shoulder to the sleeves, as previously mentioned.
    This garment is in fair condition. Unfortunately, there are armpit sweat stains and patches of light damage. There is also a minor hole in the back of the skirt. 

       The Bust measures at 36 inches, the waist measures at 29 inches, and the hips measure at 36 inches, creating a lovely hour glass shape. This is a beautiful garment that has been in our display cases several times at our theater.

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