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As Is---1920s/30s Black Deco Illusion Bodice Dress

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This is a beautiful but wounded black silk crepe de chine(?) and lace illusion bodice dress, from the very late 1920s to early 1930s, that I am selling AS IS at a reduced price, in hopes that someone who is skilled in the arts of alteration and dress making can give it a makeover and bring it back closer to its former glory! Essentially, the components of the dress are intact enough that the garment could presently be worn as an imperfect but fun costume, but the following issues would need be addressed to make it even more aesthetically and structurally sound: 1) there are some holes in the lace on the bodice (a couple at each shoulder and two on lower front right of bodice) and signs of strain, separation, holes at the underarm area that need mending; 2) also, some small gaps caused by broken stitching/threads are present along godet seams on trumpet skirt 3) there are a couple of places on the inner liner that are starting to tear & have turned bluish-green from dye transfer; 4) the biggest issue has been caused by the fact that someone did a very poor job of taking the dress in at the waist, which has caused bunching along waist seam and at the side waist (last image). The nude illusion liner doesn't sit properly either now and bunches up (though this may be an issue caused by a need to resecure these panels via a couple of stitches). I think this alteration also made the skirt uneven in length (left side of hem seems to sit higher?). All in all, I think this dress has the potential to be altered back to a more beautiful and wearable state by the right person. Still, it is sold AS IS and is a final sale, so please ask all questions and request any extra photos prior to purchase! Final note: for some reason, I kept feeling like what I'm showing as the back of the dress would look better as the front, but if worn the other way 'round, the side snap placket would be on the right side and the neckline would be quite high. IN the end, whether due to the above noted alterations or original design, I do think it was meant to be worn as shown, with front v- dipping saucily low, etc.

Approximate Measurements:
Bust: 37, poss. to 38
Waist: 34
Hips: to 39 (at about 8 inches from waist)
Length: 48 (shoulder to waist is about 16.5)
Shoulder seam to shoulder seam: 12

As Is---1920s/30s Black Deco Illusion Bodice Dress

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