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SOLD || 1950s John Wolf Poodles Novelty Border Print Sundress | medium

$248.00 USD
D E T A I L S
• 1950s sundress
• fit + flare shape
• cotton
• John Wolf Textiles design - poodle novelty border print
• black beads sewn on eyes of dogs on front of dress
• dark navy blue, medium blue, shades of grey, white
• sweetheart neckline
• striped fabric down center of bodice to coordinate with striped hem
• black buttons matching those on the skirt also decorate the striped trim at center of bodice
• black piping along neckline, down front, around waist + bow trim in front
• fitted waist
• pleated full skirt
• metal back zipper, hook + eye closure
• unlined
• label: no tags present; this fabric is designed by John Wolf Textiles and sold by Sears, Roebuck's line "Kerrybrooke"

M E A S U R E M E N T S
fits like a: medium
bust: 42"
waist: 30/31"
hips: free
length: 44"
bodice length: 16"
skirt sweep: 82"

C O N D I T I O N
Very good vintage condition. Freshly cleaned and ready to wear! A few tiny black dots on front hem of skirt; they're located on the striped print so pretty hidden unless you're really looking for it. The buttons had been removed from the dog's eyes on back of skirt, likely because it was uncomfortable while sitting down; there are very tiny holes where the buttons were attached but you can't see it unless you inspecting the fabric up close; they won't be visible if you choose to sew buttons on there again. Five vertical minor, narrow fade lines located on lighter blue background at the hem; a couple located at right side, one at left side, and two on front. One small, very minor discoloration on front left side of skirt just above one of the poodle's heads; it appears to be a mis-print perhaps as the splotch (about 1" long x 0.5" wide) is black in color so doesn't appear to be a stain or fade mark. I believe the background of this dress was originally black, not navy blue, but it looks intentional at this point, and does not look faded. One tiny mend atop left strap. The bodice side seams and tops of the straps had been taken in, but they have been let out to fit the original size intended; the fabric hidden inside those seams is slightly darker in color and there are hints of stitch lines visible if inspected closely. A few of the buttons on the bodice are melted in small parts, likely due to being ironed accidentally in the past. These issues are all minor in comparison to how nicely this dress presents and how covetable of a print it is!