Vintage 1930s Dress - Rare VIOLET Mysteriously Beautiful Silk Velvet w Coffin Draped Sleeves Size S or M
•Highlights: slinkiest, softest silk velvet; KILLER coffin-draped sleeves w padded sleeveheads; shirred shoulders; stretchy smocked waist; full skirt
•Colors: jaw-dropping violet purple
•Fabric(s): rayon/silk blend "Martinized" velvet (this textile was introduced in 1937 and touted for being washable, crush-proof, and water-resistant)
•Designer/Labels: Martin Opera Velvets, "Martinized"
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About a modern size M (or roomy S); please allow room for movement and ease
Bust unstretched about 36", stretched about 42"
Waist about 26" unstretched, about 38" stretched
Hips to about 60"/full
Length, shoulder to mid-waist panel about 16"
Shoulder to hem about 42 1/2"
Shoulders seam to seam about 14" and your shoulders go inside the "puff" area
Sleeves about 10"
Great vintage shape. Cleaned. 80+ years old.
To note: there's a tiny mend hidden in the skirting that I only found when spreading flat and examining on inside. A couple teensy pinholes at rear bodice found when held against a window. Better than average shape for a near-antique velvet!
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