Late 1930s Russet Brown Crepe Dress - New!

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$390.00 AUD
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SKU #1842


Size: Extra Small to Small

Bust: 34 - 35 inches + 86 - 89 cm

Under Bust: 30 inches + 76 cm

Waist: 25 - 26 inches + 63.5 -  66 cm

Hips: Free

Bodice Length from Outside Shoulder: 15 inches + 38 cm

Total Length from Outside Shoulder:  44 inches + 112 cm 

Hem Length: 1.5 inches + 4 cm

Zipper Length: 11 inches + 28 cm

Seam Allowance: 0.5 inch+ 1.3 cm (per side)

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.



* Sensational late 1930s to early 1940s dress

* Fabric is russet brown crepe

* Classic silhouette with cinched waist and draped skirt

* Oval neckline with elbow length sleeves

* Bodice has asymmetrical  pleating on left side

*Self bow on left shoulder

* Skirt continues the asymmetrical look with darts that open at the hips on left side

* Self belt trimmed with bow

* Unlined, pinked seams, hand sewn hem

* Side closed -in metal zipper

* Back has self covered buttons 



This is a beautiful dress with so many fetching design features. Love the asymmetrical detailing and the silhouette which is so reminiscent of a Hollywood film costume. It's in excellent condition too for its age, with only a couple of very minor flaws. There is a tiny hole on the back of one sleeve just above the elbow, and a couple of pin dot spots, hardly wort mentioning, and someone has used black thread to sew a seam and the top stitch is just visible but again only mentioned for accuracy. For a dress that is over 80 years of age, it is in wonderful condition. Please drop us a line if you require additional information about this listing.


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This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologise in advance should this rare circumstance arise.

We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Obviously, as these are one- off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

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