RESERVED FOR SENDI - PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE - Stunning Original 1940s Vintage Blue And White Flower Basket Novelty Print Dress CC41
This gorgeous dress was made in the 1940s from off white moygashel linen with a stunning blue flower basket novelty print. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The waist can be further cinched in with the original fabric belt. Beautiful pleated trim adorns the neckline and the large pockets at the hips and three small buttons fasten the dress at the bodice. The shirt sleeves feature large turn up cuffs and the skirt has beautiful movement and swish. Inside, the dress is unlined and has the collectible CC41 wartime utility label.
The dress is in very good condition with only a few faint smudges, likely from storage, and some rust on the belt 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 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.