VINTAGE '50s / '60s OPEN LACE WORK BLOUSE WITH EXQUISITE DETAILING
A very feminine Mandarin collar with two dainty scalloped lace with a semi-sheer fabric in between. Strips of open cutout work in heavy cotton lace down the front as well as in the back with tiny loop trim on either side. Tiny pintucks from and back.
Long strips of cutout work lace on the sleeves with tiny loop trim on either side. On the underside of the sleeve, there is faggoting with 2 dainty feminine buttons which open at the wrist. Again trimmed with faggoting and scalloped trim.
Faggoting is when joining two pieces of fabric are joined together with a open square like stitch or another decorative stitch. This type of work was used a lot in old fashioned days for a decorative stitch when sewing garments.
The back is very similar to the front and buttons down the back with tiny dainty buttons. Blouse has been starched by former owner to give it body.
Exquisite detail and so much of it that is not seen in garments manufactured today.
Perfect with a skirt, slacks or jeans.
By: No tag
Size: The blouse is shown on my Size 6 model with the following measurements:
33.5 Inches Neck: 13.7" - Shoulder to shoulder width: 19.2" - Chest/Bust: 34.2"Waist: 25.2" - This blouse is for a very small person and as you can see from the photos, I could not button the top button of the blouse at the collar area in back.
Go by the measurements for a good fit and leave a few inches of room for movement.
Shoulder to shoulder: 14-3/4
Sleeve from neck: 30
Length: 23-1/2 from neck to longest point in front of blouse
Fabric: No tag but it looks like a semi-sheer batiste
Condition: Very good - looks as though it may not have been worn much
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