This is a vintage 1920's flapper gown with oodles of tape lace and even more embroidery.
Please use the zoom to examine this one of a kind genuine dress and all of it's assets. The listing also includes a silk slip from the 1920's as well, although I don't believe that this particular slip goes with this dress, the colors are agreeable and the condition is excellent.
This is a Buy It Now, if the listing is not completed by Dec. 20th shipping will be unavailable until after the first of the year.
The dress is not perfect- there are holes in the shoulders and a mend in the sleeve. The neckline is damaged in the back.
I do believe there is a solution to this, however, and if you sew well or know someone famliar with antique dresses that does alterations, you are in luck.
The dress has two long ties, if they were shortened and removed the material could be used to fix the back of the collar. Should you remove the sleeves- and make this a sleeveless dress a collar could be made for the back in "sailor fashion" that would cover the mend at the back near the neck.
Now onto the really neat parts of this fantastic art deco dress.
This is all hand embroidered. The long V neck has leaves and at the top of the shoulders is smocking. Circular coils are a pattern that runs through the dress and the ones below the shoulders are intricately embroidered as is each leaf on this dress. There aaaais one small hole in the back that can be worked into the embroidery close by and another 1/4" one that needs mending.
Now it gets really interesting. In the front of the dress are two long plain panels flanked on each side by threaded tape lace. The coiled pattern appears on it and it goes around the circumference of the dress. All of this is in BEAUTIFUL condition.
Measurements for the dress are unavailable until I can find my tape measure or get to the store to get a new one. Anyone 60 or over can sure relate... when I do find it, I will go back and list the measurements.
I ran out of room to show pictures, if you are a serious buyer, just email me with your questions and I will send you some more.
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