1950s Handmade Mexican Floral Embroidered White Cotton Dress

These lovely little hand embroidered cotton Mexican dresses are works of art in my opinion and this one is an amazing example. These were made by hand by local artisans for the tourist market. This one is one of the prettiest I have ever seen and I think I will be sad to see it go once it sells. The base fabric is a soft white cotton that has the same feel as a treasured and cotton tea towel that has been washed and cared for and softened over the years. The edges of the neckline, hem and sleeves are embroidered in a yellow yarn in a simple little pattern. Around the neckline and the hem are beautiful flowers that are all hand embroidered. The ones at the hem work their way up into the lower skirt and add such a lovely spray of color. Each sleeve is cut into a little pouf of a cap and here the yarn extends out to tassels that tie and bring them in. Another set of tassels hang down at the front. The body of the dress is loose and easy, gradually widening out as it nears the hem. Everything about this dress is beautiful and it’s rare to find one so long. Excellent condition with one note below

Unlined and closes with a metal zipper at the back and hook and eye above where the zipper ends. One tassel is missing on one sleeve. The easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes

Shoulders: no true seam
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# D517

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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