Dress, day

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Simple wool georgette day dress in palma violet D185 1950s (MRM).

Neckline: V neck at the front and rounded at the back. Neckline is self faced, the front neckline has just had the fabric turned under.

Collar: No collar.

Bodice Style: Semi fitted.

Sleeve Style: Slightly gathered at sleeve cap. Short (mid upper arm), inset, one piece. Hem turned under twice, about 2cm and machine neatened then hand stitched in place.

Waistline: Natural, loose. Both sides of the waistline have cotton thread, blanket stitch belt keeper 2.5cm wide. These are starting to wear badly. There is a self covered belt. Belt has topstitching, four metal eyeholes (three grey and one chrome). The buckle is D shaped and self covered. A self fabric belt keeper is attached near the buckle and appears to have been mended where the fabric has pulled out.

Skirt Shape: Very slight flare.

Seams: Machine sewn, purple and navy cotton thread.

Edges: Hand finished with purple cotton thread and a whipping stitch.
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Circumference: 53.5cm (21 1/16")
Chest: 1100mm (43 5/16")
Length: 38cm (14 15/16")
Sleeve Length: 25.5cm (10 1/16")
Circumference: 31cm (12 3/16")
Waist circumference: 86cm (33 7/8")
Length: 64.5cm (25 3/8")
Length: 65.5cm (25 13/16")
Dimensions (LxWxH): 25 x 910mm (1 x 35 13/16")
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