1920s Vintage Style Drop Waist Dress - Gatsby
This was made for a deco Society event but never got used so she returned it to me and now it needs a loving new home. And maybe a black ostrich feather headpiece and T strap shoes??? Gosh I can't wait to see this on someone. Mannequin pictures just don't do her justice.
Made from black silk satin for the drop waist tunic and the neck and sleeve holes bound in vintahe black velvet, this dress is accented by a shoulder drape and skirt drape in smoky lilac silk chiffon. The lilac color is achieved by weaving the purple in one direction and black threads in the opposite direction. Very unique and suits the black satin so well. The shoulder drape is attached with sewn on stone settings from a 1920s reproduction line. The opalescent smaller stones surround a larger oval cut bright white stone and all are set in a black Art Deco style setting. These are not clips they are part of the dress but can be removed with a few clips of the thread sewing them in place.
Bust measures 44", waist 44". And hips up to 47". There is a tie tat runs from the shaped piece at the front around back to tighten that area a bit if desired. As with all dresses of this style, when considering measurements leave room for movement, this style isn't meant to be snug just well fitted.
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Check out my other listings for super cute vintage repro tops to go with your new slacks.
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ALL SIZES AVAILABLE but not every style lends itself to every body type. If you are unsure if this style will fit your frame, ask me. We may be able to come up with a plan and make alterations so it will fit your body type.
When at all possible I strive to use vintage buttons, buckles, zippers, notions and snaps on all my garments, so some differences in fabrics and options could change depending on availability of materials.
WASH & CARE: Dry clean recommended or hand wash in cold water with delicate fabric soap and hang dry to keep dress looking newer longer.
First Item: $ 6.50
Additional Items: $ 3.00
All Other Countries
First Item: $ 25.00
Additional Items: $ 11.00
I currently ship via First Class post to countries other than the United States in order to save you money. You are still able to track your parcel through the customs number which i can provide for you upon request. Currently paypal does not provide you with that customs number automatically as it does the priority or express tracking information.
Typical time in transit ranges from 15 days up to 4 weeks depending on the destination country. This may take longer in peak holiday seasons.
I will ship via priority or express international upon request. Convo me for a quote (or check out USPS.com for rates) and I will bill you for the difference in shipping. All domestic parcels are shipped via USPS Priority 2-3 day service.
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In special cases i've been known to do a layaway/time payment plan. Ask me first and if i'm able to accommodate you, I will work with you to set something up.
I only ask that you keep track of the payments yourself and let me know when you've made your last payment including shipping. I'll check after the last payment is made to double check our math. But please don't ask me to make or ship something before you are finished paying, I just won't do it.
Since your new garment(s) are custom made just for you, I can't and won't issue a refund if you have had a change of heart, made mistakes in measuring or for any other reason except in the case of loss or damage by the post office provided you have purchased insurance.
If you measure correctly, the garment should fit without a problem. Occasionally a vintage pattern will run slightly small or large. If after we determine that the measurements you have taken are correct and the garment is still a little off, I will gladly make alterations at no charge if you send it back.
Occasionally the post office does lose a package - I know..I know, the government loses something...I can't believe it :/
My shipping quote does not include insurance, so if you decide that you definitely want insurance I will get a quote from the post office and invoice you for the exact amount. If you don't have insurance and the package gets lost, I will be happy to work with you to make another garment but there isn't any way i can or will absorb the entire cost of the loss. Its entirely up to you to decide if you want insurance to cover the cost of the garment or not.
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