1970s Hand Painted Blue Jersey Jean Muir Dress
Jean Muir is renowned for her cut and use of fluid flowing jerseys and this piece is an outstanding example of that. It is so cute in person and really needs a real body under it to show it off ot full advantage - The full cut does not do justice on the mannequin and I think the person that snatches it up will be more then happy when they see this one in person. The camera just does not catch the full baby doll feel of the dress. The base fabric is her signature jersey that has wonderful drape and movement to it. This has been hand screened/painted with colorful dashes of color from top to bottom. It is cut very loose through the body - it has an almost flapper feel mixed with a baby doll with a wide cut and a very low dropped skirt. The cut makes it very forgiving on lots of body types. There are hidden pockets tucked along the side seams and an attached tie at the neck. An interesting fact about her pieces - each of her dresses were made one at a time and by one single person start to finish. This singular attention shows in the quality of her garments. Excellent, museum quality condition!
Unlined and closes with buttons down the front. Each sleeve buttons to close at the cuff. Tagged a size US 6 and meant to be worn very loose and easy and over-sized. The full cut will allow for a variety of sizes.
Sleeves: 21.5" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 21-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 23" from neck to waist
Skirt: 13" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.