Amazing prairie dress from the 1960, likely from the centennial celebration in Canada from 1967. The dress features a basque waist that has a thick, structured bodice reinforced with stiff cotton canvas. It's topped with a cute peter pan collar, trimmed in lace and a ruffle trim sewn into the princess seams of the bodice. The skirt is gathered at the waist and is very full and sweeping. It features a ruffled hem also trimmed in lace, and gathered for more fullness. The sleeves are 3/4 length with belled cuffs that are gathered and trimmed in lace too. It's made of an adorable, retro cream and orange floral print with little hearts, vases, candelabras and other sculptures. It zips up at centre back with a metal zipper.
COLOR: Cream, Orange, Green, Yellow
MATERIAL: 100% Cotton
LABEL: None, Homemade
CONDITION: Very good overall. There is some fading on the sleeves and a few areas that have some discolouration or the odd faint stain on the skirt but it is very hard to tell because the skirt is so full.
✂--- Allow for some ease.
Waist: 26 in. (66 cm)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 12.5 in. (32 cm)
Sleeve Length: 14.5 in. (37 cm)
Nape of Neck to Waist Length: 15.5 in. (39 cm)
Waist to Hem Length: 39 in. (99 cm)
Total Length: 54.5 in. (139 cm)
Sweep: approx 75 in. measured flat, not doubled. (190.5 cm)