I just smile when I look at this dress.. I can’t help it as I picture some young lady in the 1960s flitting down Madison Avenue or strolling through Central Park wearing this cute and colourful creation. The pattern features oh-so-sweet flowers and leaves in yellow, green and candy-pink hues. The timelessly shaped A-line dress features a v-neck line and a zipper at the rear, topped off with a hook-and-eye clasp. The dress is unlined but the cotton fabric is a good weight so there’s no transparency. The only minor flaw I can see is some slight discolouration on the bust line which is barely visible (see last picture) and some wear is to be expected with a piece that could be 60 years old. There is no sizing on the label but would best fit a modern-day Australian size 6, 8 or small – please refer carefully to measurements below.
Label: Juniorite, New York (made by International Ladies Garment Workers Union)
Dress front width measurements when garment is laid flat (for the entire measurement, double the dimensions). Please note, there’s no stretch or give in this fabric.
Bust: 38 cm (15 inches)
Hips: 50cm (20 inches)
Length of shoulder to hem: 85cm (33.5 inches)
Model is a size 6 to 8 with the following measurements:
Bust: 82cm (32.5 inches)
Waist: 66cm (26 inches)
Hips: 91cm (36 inches)
Height: 165cm (5’4”)
This garment has been professionally dry cleaned, pressed and is odour free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.