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Things Remembered Dress

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sku: 3064

style: vintage 1930s purple print wrap day dress

vintage / modern: 1930s


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Originally used at a theater for a costume (has the costume house sewn in labels, so cool!) and made of 1930s cotton fabric. This vintage late 30s early 1940s day dress is wrap style with large snaps in the insides and ties that fasten in the back. Some light sunfading on fabric and flaws as shown in photos.

measurements: 40" length / 36"-38" bust / up to 28" waist / 16" bodice length / 14" shoulders / 7" sleeves

materials: cotton

flaws: light sunfading on left shoulder, small hole on shoulder (about 1/4") and repairs near neckline as photographed

condition: while with flaws (remember this was used mostly for theater, and many vintage pieces don't always survive the many uses and wears!) still has plenty of charm and wear

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Length: Top of shoulder to hem

Bust: Armpit to armpit then doubled

Waist: Across natural waist seam then doubled

Hips: Measured 7" from natural waist seam, measured across then doubled

Bodice: Top of shoulder to natural waist seam

Sustainable Clothing Care

From over a decade's worth of experience as a vintage clothing seller and collector, we are sharing some general care and laundering advice gleaned from women of the past. Practicing these "vintage" methods is another way to be more sustainable.

  • Wear a slip with your garments to keep your garments cleaner longer (in most cases it takes much less water/resources to launder a slip than it does a garment)
  • Wear your garments more than once before laundering
  • Use cold water to launder your garments, hot water can deconstruct the fibers of your garments more and also can cause shrinkage.
  • If using a machine, only wash full loads of laundry
  • Hang garments to dry (every Adored Vintage girl loves seeing clothes on a line!) Dryers can really be rough on your garments (that lint trap is literally bits of your clothes as it slowly falls apart!)
  • Spot clean garments immediately
  • Hand wash your clothing as often as possible.
  • Learn simple repair and mend skills to increase the longevity of your garments.

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