50s Vintage Metallic Shirtwaist Dress
50s Vintage Metallic Shirtwaist DressAbsolutely amazing vintage rockabilly shirtwaist dress. This dress is made in a very sheer royal and navy blue plaid with stripes made of gold and silver metallic or lurex threads. The bodice buttons down the front with 5 small gold ball buttons. It has a sailor collar that ties in the front, side bust darts, vertical tucks, and capped sleeves. The bodice is full. The skirt has a nipped waist and an inverted back pleat. There are loops for a belt but the belt is missing. This dress has been photographed with and without a crinoline (crinoline is not included) to show the fabric. I do believe it was not made to be worn with one.
Item: Vintage 50s Plaid Metallic Shirtwaist Dress
Material: unknown / lurex and a sheer fabric, possibly linen
Size: Estimate a modern extra small to small, 2/4
Color(s): Royal blue, navy blue, gold, silver, black
Maker: June Patton
Measurements: Taken with the garment lying flat, please double bust, waist and hips.
***please allow yourself some wiggle room in this dress as the fabric might be fragile****
*** I suggest using the waist measurement as a basis for determining size, bodice and skirt will be fuller***
Length (from shoulder to hem): 44.5"
Length (shoulder to waist): 15"
Sleeve Length (taken under the arm): Capped
Back Width: 16-17" (continuous sleeve, not seamed at shoulder)
Condition: Vintage in very good condition. A few breaks in the metallic threads on the back and a very tiny pin hole in the folds of the front skirt.
Photographed on a size 2 dress form