This is an adorable dress from the 1940s. The fabric is cold rayon with a beautiful autumnal print in blue and brown. She has an exquisite and elegant peplum design. One of the most fabulous things on that dress are the buttons! They are ceramic buttons with the shape of grapes.
Measures - Please make sure you double-check your measurements and compare them to the ones below.
Shoulders seam to seam: 15" (39cm)
Armpit to armpit: 19" (48cm)
Waist: 28.5" (72cm)
Hips: 42" (108cm)
Shoulder to waist: 16" (40cm)
Waist to bottom: 30" (76cm) - there's not enough hem to let down
Length: 46" (116cm)
Sweep, flat side to side: -
Fabric: Cold rayon, ceramic buttons
Condition: Amazing condition for her age but with some minor flaws: One hole to the right sleeve (view photo). One tiny fixing close to one of the front skirt seams (view photo). The fabric closing the front-waist has a handmade fixing (view photo).
I couldn spot any other damage or flaws. The dress has signs of age and use but it is in great condition!