A while ago I found this lovely vintage dress on a quick op-shop trip while my car was being fixed. It is not wearable as it has quite a few moth holes and some stains but I was happy to get it simply so I could look at the way it was made. The style instantly made me think it was from the forties and on closer examination I'm pretty sure it is.
I absolutely love the scalloping on the collar, sleeves and peplum.
When I first saw it I wondered about the buttons because the colour and the style seemed slightly off. I'm sure they are not original because the cuffs have double buttonholes (four buttonholes total on each sleeve) which means that there were probably double buttons there originally.
The buttonholes are handworked.
There is a series of snaps and hooks and eyes down the side seam and on the peplum as a closure.
The inside seams are pinked and there is handsewn bias binding on the collar.
I would love to someday make a copy of this dress or at least one in a similar style.