Vintage 1940s Dressing Gown - EXCITING and AS-IS Black + Emerald Green Rayon Jersey Colorblock Strong Shoulder Wrap Robe Fits Many
•Highlights: this RARE color block bb is a wee bit wounded, so please read condition report; extra strong padded shoulders w shirring; front plunge via wrap style; wide sleeves can ALSO be flipped up at the stabby cuffs to reveal a field of green (I used two hidden tiny safety pins to achieve this, but a few simple tacking stitches would make it more permanent); sweeping skirt w draped pocket lined in more lucky green
•Colors: black, green -- some photos lightened for detail
•Fabric(s): rayon jersey
•Closures: interior tie, exterior tie
•Designer/Labels: Linda, a California Creator since 1914 (indeed, I found their ads dating back to the 1920s)
Fits range due to the style and the fact that its shape is mainly created by tying the belt; please allow room for movement and ease
Bust (underarm area measured flat, then doubled) 36" slack/hanging, about 42" pulled more taut, plus lots of extra room if you like cleavage
Waist about 32" (estimated...this isn't easy to measure!) and then tie to fit with the ties
Length, shoulder to waist seam at center waist where belt loop sits about 16 3/4"
Length, shoulder to front hem about 54"
Shoulders seam to seam about 18"
Sleeves about 22" uncuffed
She had fun in her day 80+ years back, and is priced/sold as-is. She's hand-washed and pressed.
One sleeve has the hand-stitched repair (close-up in last photo), done by a previous owner. If you wear the green cuffs up, it's hidden. This is the biggest flaw...the others require closer scrutiny to locate.
A few scattered pinholes, found if held to light. Two holes located on skirting below side pocket -- shaped like grains of rice, though slightly larger. Sash has small tear on one layer only, like it got caught on something. Age fade to green at collar area.
Some odd streaky marks show up on the rear bodice IF held to a light source but otherwise not noticeable. Some faint marks at the hem area. Cluster of small tan dots on inner edge of placket, completely hidden as it's the backside of the placket/interior of robe.
I could go on nitpicking, but you get the point. She's about 1/3rd the retail we'd charge if "perfect." Great for those of us who don't care about little flaws.
As mentioned but bears repeating: if you wish to wear with cuffs up and the color block green side showing all the time, you'll need to either use tiny safety pins inside sleeves as we did for the photos, or add 2-4 tacking stitches. I love it this way, but will let new owner decide how they'd like to rock her.
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