Vintage Custom Made Repurposed Dress from Antique Kimono Fabric
One of my long term clients sent me this dress and I thought it was quite wonderful. It was custom made for her many years ago from found antique kimono fabric that had never been used. My client was told only that the fabric was over 100 years old when she originally foundit. It is quite beautiful and has been re-purposed into this amazing dress.
The dress has a V neck and long sleeves that each end in a pouf made out of a black silk satin that gives them an interesting finish. This same silk satin is used on a curving line along the inset seams to highlight how the sleeves are set into the bodice. This curve is set so that it goes up and around to meet at the back of the neck. The waist has been left loose and easy so that the dress is very comfortable to wear. It does come with a matching black silk satin sash that hooks to close with flat hook and eye that was not photoed with the dress. It will be shipped with the dress though and it does create a more cinched in feel if you wish. From the waist seam, the skirt falls to the ground, widening out from the hip and set into the waist with soft gathers. The fabric is a black with a soft red pattern worked through it that has pops of white. The workmanship and construction are immaculate and this combination of old and new make it a unique and very visually interesting dress. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes with a back zipper. Each cuff snaps to close with a hidden, fabric covered snap. Note that this comes with a matching black silk satin sash that hooks to close with flat hook and eye that was not photoed. It will be shipped with the dress and does create a more cinched in feel if you wish
Sleeves: approx 25"
Shoulders: no defined shoulders
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 40" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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