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I designed & handmade the Lark Dress to have the best of late-1940's style, but with modern construction & proportions. Not costume-y, just smart, with a quirk. It's easy to wear & simply stylish; perfect for wearing to work, to run errands, or when you want to lark about.

• Bust = 54 inches around
• Waist = 43 inches around
• Hips = 51 inches around (measured on level with pocket trim, 7" down from waist)
• Lengths (measured at center back) = 17 inches from neckline to waist + 26 inches from waist to bottom edge (so 43" total length)
• Sleeves = 20 inches long (from shoulder), 12 inches around bottom edges
• Belt = 1.25 inches wide, 44 inches long (+ buckle)
(send me a convo/message if you'd like more measurements or have fitting questions & I'd be happy to give you personalized advice.) For tips on how to measure for your best fit, see:

My Lark Dress design has:
• a button-front bodice with a modest, v-neckline
• wide-scalloped shoulder yoke (front & back) for classic, forties-style
• bodice shaping with little gathers above the bust and pleats at the waist
• 3/4 length sleeves
• a 6-panel skirt with a front patch pocket (trimmed with a matching, scalloped top facing and little gathers for more pocket room)
• closes with 3 self-fabric covered buttons at center front, plus a side-seam zipper (bust to hip)
• self-fabric belt, with hand-finished details like a fabric-covered metal buckle, fabric belt carriers at the side seams, and a loop tab on the belt (to hold the free end in place)
• petite shoulder pads inside (to give the perfect, retro-silhouette).

Fabric is vintage (un-used)yardage = woven rayon with a crinkle texture in a true, royal blue. It's lovely.

Want a custom-made Lark Dress in your choice of fabric/color & fit to your size/measurements? Great: let's make it happen! Custom-order information is all over here:

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Lark Dress - plus size dress, size 22, fresh design, 3/4 sleeve, handmade in royal blue crinkle rayon vintage fabric -- 54B-43W-51H

$135.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: vintage rayon fabric, buttons and belt buckle, shoulder pads, 10 hours design and production time, matching thread, needles machines and tools, pattern drafting supplies, electricity to run it all, camera and computer to bring this to you, handmade honesty, ThimbleFinger and eyestrain
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States
  • Feedback: 284 reviews
  • Favorited by: 46 people

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