German Green/Brown Button Down Dress
(B-39" W-32" H-39")
DescriptionThis is a lovely 1930s handmade cotton / rayon blend summer weight dress with belt in good condition.
Bust - 39"
Waist - 32"
Hips - 39"
Length - 44 1/2"
During the 1930s, the woman who made this was a seamstress who worked from her house and her husband was a traveling salesman. After the war, the area of Germany she lived in became East Germany and, under communism, she was not allowed to continue working from home. She packed away all of her remaining inventory in the attic and she and her husband went to work in a factory. Some of the dresses were still folded up from when they were originally put away. These dresses have been untouched since they were lovingly put into storage after the war. They may never have even been worn!
The dress is a very breathable lightweight fabric. It is made of (what appears to be) a cotton / rayon blend. It has a green and brown flower print with clear buttons down the front. It also has a belt with a button closure. There is one pocket on the left side of the chest. The dress has a little bit of extra material at the shoulders, sewn in such a way to make shoulders fill out (this is a typical German pattern, slightly mimicking traditional clothing which was a very popular style of the time). There is a side opening, but no closures.
The dress is new old stock and in overall good condition. We have a few available and some have slight issues. Near the pocket, there are two blue dots. They seem to have been meant to help align the pocket. The pocket seems as though it was sewn too far over to the side. There may be a few very light brown spots in the material (not very distracting or noticeable; see photo). There may also be slight fraying or imperfections in the fabric. It may still have some of the fold lines from storage.
We have more dresses made by the same woman available here.