1940s Country Cottage Shirtwaister Dress
Such a spectacular find in a perfect size! Adorable cotton shirtwaister dress from the mid-late 1940s. An ivory base adorned with a turquoise rose print and charming turquoise & brown geometric detailing - like a classic American quilt! Truly homestead-y and wholesome. Buttons down the front with pleasing early plastic buttons, and the revere collar bedecked with cheerful turquoise piping. Our fave is the exquisite curved frill detailing on the bodice. mirrored on the extra-generous front pocket. The dress has a fit & flare style with a swoon-worthy skirt, plus a bodice that extends into a gentle cap sleeve.
Excellent vintage condition
Measurements and details
All vintage clothing is measured with the garment flat and measurements doubled for width. Please compare these measurements to a garment that fits you well as often there is very little or no give in vintage fabrics.
Bust: 46 inches
Waist: 40 inches
Hips: 52 inches
Length from shoulder to waist :17 inches
Waist to hem: 26 inches
There is no usable seam allowance for alterations.
Our model, Miss Darcey, is 5'6"/167.5cm and normally wears a size Faye (one size smaller than this dress).