Vintage cardigan sweater from Helen Bond Carruthers dates to the 1950's and is made of a repurposed piano shawl and features ribbon flowers sewn on throughout. Center front button closure. As in all of Ms. Carruthers' sweaters the cuffs and waistband has been tacked up. Lined with silk chiffon except in the arms.
Condition: Wool is in excellent condition. It appears that the embroidery in the appliqued piano shawl has faded, as well as has lost stitches throughout. Additionally, the ribbon flowers show wear from age and use. Small tear in lining at center back neck.
Bust: 38-40" Waist: 30-32" Across Shoulders: 15" Sleeve Length: 19 1/2" Center Back Length: 18 1/2"
Vintage anonymous ball gown dates to the 1950's and is made of multiple layers of cream silk organza. Silk satin waistband and skirt panels feature striking red cut velvet flowers with beaded detailing. Fitted bodice is strapless and features interior boning. Full skirt has crinoline sewn in at the waist that may have been added after the gown was made. Center back metal zipper. This is a very well-made gown that employed couture-like finishing and materials. Unfortunately no label is present.
We would estimate this gown to be approximately a size 0 to 2
Condition: Excellent. There is a very small hole in the top layer of the skirt. It is difficult to notice.
Bust: 32" Waist: 25" Hip: Open Skirt Length: Approximately 45"
Vintage cardigan dates to the 1950's and is made of black wool with a luxurious fur collar (we believe it to be dyed fox). Rhinestone closure at center front waist with coordinating rhinestone detailing at cuffs. Lined in lace with a chiffon overlay.
Measurements- Bust: 35" Waist: 24-30" Across Shoulder: 16" Sleeve Length: 21" Center Back Length: 20"
Vintage cocktail dress dates to the 1950's and features a brown and black stripe print on taffeta. Fitted bodice has doleman sleeve, deep v-neck with a shawl lapel, and short sleeves. Full skirt is gathered all around. Center front metal zipper. Unlined. Please note that this dress was not shown with a petticoat but should be worn with one if a more period accurate look is desired.