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aww, shucks. This dress is RESERVED. Please check out the rest of the shop!

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this dress is strange and wonderful. i'm gonna be wordy. sorry.

maker: original dress - Tori Richard Honolulu - alterations - unskilled but determined home seamstress
listed size: original 14 - see measurements for current size

Bust: 49"
Waist: 42"
Bodice: 10.25" from shoulder to waist
Hips: 46"
Skirt: 35" from waist to hem


of course, the print is amazing - bright orange base with lavender and forest green and white
and it has side pockets... and a buckle in the back.. and then you look closer - is it handmade? there is a tag... what the heck is going on here?

the original dress was made by print masters tori richard of honolulu who have been in business since 1956 - http://www.toririchard.com/page.cfm/OurStory1960s.html

i really don't know what it looked like originally, because there have been a lot of alterations.
I think this was altered to accommodate someone with a large chest - it was too large in the bust for the model

here's what it is now:

slightly a-line sundress with side pockets
zips up the back with an orange metal zipper - not original (or was removed and replaced)
the bodice has either been constructed out of material from the bottom, or was removed from the dress, altered and replaced. darted for shape with wide neckline
dips lower in the back and is squared off.
closes with a strange fabric-covered belt buckle that is not attached to the dress (has to be buckled to stay on)
has been hemmed with red hem tape
v-shaped panels have been added to the sides of the bodice and extend into the skirt



in interesting condition - the fabric and seams are strong, but there is a bit of wear to the overall fabric - two very light stains on the front (the larger is about an inch and a half long)
there is an extra handmade belt hole in a totally random place on the back of the bodice (done in purple thread - not very noticeable)



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RESERVED - Vintage Handmade Bold Print Sundress .. Handmade Hippie Dress .. XL .. Plus Size


Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1960s
  • Materials: cotton, metal zipper
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 328 reviews
  • Favorited by: 12 people