Bust: 39” flat, to fit 36-38”
Waist: 32” flat, to fit 28-30”
Length: 21” from shoulder to hem in front; 22” back of neck to hem
Underarm to hem length: 13”
Sleeve length: 15”
Shoulder to shoulder: 15.25”
Label: Alice Stuart (36 size label)
This creamy ivory rayon crepe blouse dates from the late 1940s. The wide, square neckline is trimmed with floral lace, and has the teeniest, tiniest collar. The full, gathered sleeves have medium-sized shoulder pads, and end in fitted cuffs that button closed at about elbow length. Darts shape the bust and waist. The blouse fastens in back with a row of shell buttons. In very good condition, appearing never worn, the blouse does have one minuscule spot at the back of the collar (see close-up photo). The feminine lace-trimmed neckline and fabulous puffed sleeves make this “simple” 1940s blouse pretty special!