1960s Does 1940s Faux Shirtwaister in Sharkskin with Daisy Print
This is a tricksy little number. It's a dress that has been made in the 1960s from a 1940s fabric and in a 1940s shirt dress style.
The fabric is definitely a sharkskin from circa 1937-1946; gunmetal silver with the tiniest shadow stripe and an embossed daisy print. The buttons to the front however are decorative and not operational, and are a dark grey black plastic mix: definitely from the 1960s!
Behind the buttons the dress opens and fastens with press studs.
There is a notched neckline and an open pointed collar with two faux pockets, and it has short sleeves with a top stitched turn up cuff. It comes with a soft black velvet belt as shown. (Miss Pearl is actually wearing the belt backwards, but no one noticed on the photo shoot to correct it!)
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: 39 inches
Waist: 35 inches
Hips: 48 inches
Length from shoulder: 17 3/4 inches
There is a generous hem of 2 1/2" which could be used to lengthen and internal seams all have about 1/2" of useable alterations space. Our model, Miss Pearl, is 5'6"/167.5cm and normally wears a size Dorothy.