Stunning Original 1930s Vintage Periwinkle Lilac Puff Sleeve Dress With Rouleau Detailing
This stunning dress was made in the 1930s from a textured periwinkle lilac crepe. It was cut in the classic style of the period with gathered puff sleeves and a nipped waist. Shirring at the shoulders and below the bust creates beautiful pleats that fall across the bodice and a shaped waist yolk adds definition to the piece. The real standout detailing is the wonderful rouleau work that adorns the shoulders and sleeves. A small cream trim is attached to the inside of the V neckline and the skirt has several gores which open into inverted pleats at the knee for beautiful movement. The dress fastens with a row of poppers at the side and is unlined inside.
Waist: 27” (tight 28”)
Length: 45 1/2”
The dress is in good condition, however there are a few small holes, frays and some slight discolouration as pictured.
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 pure white cotton.
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.