Yellow Bird Told Me | Vintage 1950s yellow checkered gingham Handmade Shift Dress
We don't know who made this. But a little yellow bird told us it might have been the lady from whom's estate this dress came. She's one snazzy lady for sure!
This looks like it was handmade in the 50s and from a lovely textured raw silk-like material.
The hems are a little loose but could be easily hemmed or worn just as if you don't mind. Or you could just paste on a binding underneath to keep the hem up.
All measurements are taken with the garment laid flat.
Please DOUBLE the measurements provided to get the approximate circumference measurements.
Alternatively, you can take a piece of your own clothing, lay it flat, measure it and make a comparison.
Approx. Size: XS - S/M
Shoulders: Approximately 14in.
Bust: Up to 17in (pit-to-pit)
Waist: Up to 16in (Fixed waist. Shift dress cut, almost just slightly A-line from the bust down)
Total Length:Up to 33.5in.
Hips: Up to 19in.
Material: Looks like raw-silk but there are no tags so we would think maybe a rayon/silk mix.
Transparency: Seems opaque but as with most vintage garments, a slip will help to keep things decent ;)