Original 1940s 40s Vintage Rayon Jersey Novelty Print Bluebell And Butterfly Dress
This fabulous dress was made in the 1940s from firm fitting rayon jersey. It features a beautiful bluebell and butterfly print in vibrant shades of royal blue and green on an off white background. The dress was cut in a flattering hourglass silhouette with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The small pleated peplum adds emphasis to the waist which can be cinched in using the original fabric belt. The cute sweetheart neckline terminates in a small decorative tied bow and the dress fastens with small concealed buttons on the side. This dress is so flattering, nothing quite skims the body’s curves like rayon jersey!
Length: 41 1/2” plus 1” hem
The dress is in good condition, however there are some areas of slight discolouration and foxing but these are disguised due to the busy pattern. The back of the belt also has some cracking but this is not visible when worn.
This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in two different options:
1. Pure cream cotton for your heavier weight dresses, blazers and suits
2. White cotton muslin for lightweight summer dresses (so they don’t show through the fabric)
They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.
We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.