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Lipstick red ballerina in cotton with black ink architectural border print. Piped edges, corset waist, camisole top. 1950s D138 (MRM).

Neckline: Rounded at the front and back. Back is quite low, down to about mid shoulder blade. The neckline has been piped with a self covered bias strip. At the back right side neck about 10cm of piping is missing withing the bias strip (probably shrunk during washing).

Collar: No collar.

Bodice Style: Semi fitted.

Sleeve Style: Inset, one piece, short. The hem is piped and self faced.

Waistline: Natural fitted. Waistline has been piped, right back 12cm of piping missing (same problem as neckline). Metal hook at back waistline, no opposing eye..

Skirt Shape: Flared.

Seams: Plain machine sewing, red or yellow cotton thread.

Edges: Pinked.

Side bodice seams have both been let out (stitching line and machine holes evident).
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Circumference: 85cm (33 7/16")
Chest: 950mm (37 3/8")
Length: 41.5cm (16 5/16")
Sleeve Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2")
Circumference: 28cm (11")
Waist circumference: 67cm (26 3/8")
Length: 58.5cm (23 1/16")
Length: 57.5cm (22 5/8")
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