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Vintage 1940s Dress - Sweetie-Pie Butter Yellow Stripe Designer Junior's w Puff Sleeves + Bakelite Size XS

Regular price $216.00 AUD
Regular price Sale price $216.00 AUD
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•Highlights: early 40s cusper piece; puffed/structured sleeve heads; nipped banded waist; front yellow Bakelite buttons allllll the way to hem; A-line skirt w bucket pockets; super cute junior's style

•Colors: ivory, buttery yellow 

•Fabric(s): polished cotton

•Lined: no

•Closures: front buttons

•Designer/Labels: Joan Norton Irwin Signed Original -- she was a junior's designer

Any accessories or belts shown in photos are prop pieces and not included unless mentioned.


About a modern size XS and this does have some great fabric allowances inside for potential alteration; please allow room for movement and ease

Bust about 36" pulled flat and taut, but should be worn with room like a blouse

Waist about 23"/taut 24" 

Hips full/42"

Length, shoulder to waist seam about 15 3/4"

Shoulder to hem about 40"

Shoulders about 15" through seams

Sleeves about 9 1/2" long


Overall great shape with normal signs of previous wear. Cleaned and bright. 70+ years old.

To note: rear/side bodice pleat above waistband has a speck and a freckle (last photo) that did not fully lift in soak.

Missing its waist button which hides if you wear a belt (use of belt is probably what caused original button to fall off).


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