Wonderful Upcycled Vintage Kimono Fabric Top w Hand Applied Gold Metal Thread Dragons
This is one of three tops that my client had made about 15 years ago using a combination of new with antique / vintage fabrics and detailing from various 1920s pieces that were beyond repair or found as fragments. Each is a one off and the only one like it that was ever made. This one uses a vintage silk kimono fabric for the body of the top. The fabric is a pebbled texture finished silk and is just fantastic. The top is cut into an easy to wear long sleeve top or jacket that you just snap to close down the front. The main part of the top is made from the kimono fabric and then there are parts of an antique kimono applied to that. The applied parts are amazing and have a heavy 3D feel with their golden metal threads and heavy embroidery. These are hand applied to the front and on one shoulder at the back. It is very soft and easy to wear and slouches on the dress form and will sit even better on an actual body. It is the perfect topper so just about anything. Her tailor was couture trained and all three of these tops are beautifully made. Excellent condition
Unlined and snaps down the front to close. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. The loose and easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes.
Sleeves: approx 18"
Shoulders: no defines seam
Bust - waist: 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 33" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SMLLRG
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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