1930s - 1940s Clothing

Embroidered flowers blouse 1940s puff sleeve | XS-S

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Size: XS-S
Bust: 38” flat, to fit loosely for approx. 32-35”
Waist: 40” flat
Hem: 41” Length: 20” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to hem length: 11.5”
Sleeve length: 4”
Sleeve opening: maximum of 12” flat/untied, but cinches smaller with cord
Shoulder to shoulder: approx. 14”
Label: none

This white rayon crepe, circa 1940s-50s embroidered “peasant”-style blouse is cross-stitch embroidered with a delightful design of colorful pansies. The smocked, round neckline and and short, puffed sleeves are both adjustable using the narrow green cords, with cute, tasseled ends! (No elastic.) The rayon crepe fabric is lightweight and somewhat sheer. The original hem was curved front and back, and slightly higher at each side seam. It has mostly come down/un-hemmed, but could certainly be re-hemmed, with patience. The blouse is in good, wearable condition, with the hem issue, plus some very light marks on the back and on the the left sleeve, and a faint bit of yellowing at the inside of the neckline (see photos for details). The fabric (aside from the hem edge) and the lovely embroidery are sturdy. This mid-century embroidered peasant blouse is likely of Eastern European origin, possibly Hungarian, although it has no labels.

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