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.
The dress, in a pea-green/yellow, with various colors of embroidered flowers, is a cool look for summer. The embroidery flora clusters surrounded with lace is an extra charming feature. The sewing construction is simple with straight seams, raglan sleeves and a belted sash, across the back, that fastens with three snaps. A boxy shape, so typical of the period, that slipped over the head.
The dress was found in a trunk, so it has not been recently cleaned, although nice with no odors. Slight staining under the arms but not so noticable. The sash does have a few tiny holes and frays to the fabric at one of the side seams. (All in one area.) One other tiny, tiny fray in the skirt fabric. All flaws are rather minor and no more than to be expected. The embroidery work looks to be in good condition.
Size measurements: 42" long from neck line to hem. 35" bust and 31" waist.