Dating from the 1920's a woman's wonderful voile dress. Dresses of this type were a hit with the homemaker as they could be sewn and finished at home. Needlework catalogs and magazines, of the day, offered kits to purchase, with the fabric pre printed following directions for completing.
The kit also included the correct amount of floss yardage for embroidery and other embellishment, such as the lace trim. One of the designers of these kits was Sadie P. Le Sueur. Her works was featured in many of Woman's World magazines from the 1920's.
Perhaps this dress is one of her designs. As noted from the photos it is of a simple construction. Slip over the head, scoop neck, raglan sleeves, dropped waist and full skirt. An all over design of embroidered flowers embellishes the bodice with a garden row of tall flowers embellishing the border of the skirt ~ all in thick raised padded stitches. A delightful summer dress to make you smile. Double rows of lace trims the neck line and edge of sleeves.
The dress was lovingly worn and unfortunately needed repair under the one arm. A set in patch helped to stabilize the fabric. A tiny bit of fray to the fabric on the back bodice but minor. Length of the dress is 44-1/2" long, from neck line to hem. 15" across from shoulder to shoulder. 40"around the bust. Drop waist is 38" around.
It is a wonderful dress for research study or just to admire the fashion from another time.