50s 60s Deadstock Vintage Day Dress XL Blue White Tattersall-Style Plaid Shirtwaist VFG Smartsetter

What a fabulous day dress for summer, deadstock, in a natural fabric, and rare large size! The colorway makes it a good choice for cooler seasons as well with the addition of a jacket or cardigan. The bodice has a rounded neckline, and is gently fitted with vertical tucks into the waist. The skirt has 6 gores, smooth at the waist with a gentle swing below. The 2" wide placket and the large handwarmer patch pockets use fabric set on the diagonal for visual interest, emphasized by the vee-points at the base.

SIZE: Labeled size 46

 Measurements Inches Centimeters
Bust 54" 137
Shoulders 18.5" 47
Waist 42" 106.5
Belt, adjustable for: 39 to 43" 99 to 109
Hips 53" 134.5
Bodice length from shoulder seam 17.75" 45
Skirt length 25" 63.5
Sweep 70" 178

FABRIC/COLORS: I love this fabric - lightweight and crisp, and sheer enough that you may want to wear a slip. The tattersall plaid is woven in dark blue with white - the white threads are slightly more substantial than the blue. The cardboard hangtag describes the fabric as All Cotton "Wrinkl-Shed, and exclusive fabric development by Dan River, First in American Fabrics.... Advertized in LIFE"

TAGS: Smartsetter Original. There is an ILGWU tag in a sideseam of the skirt.

CLOSURES: Six dark blue pearly plastic domed shank buttons down the front, with a small snap at the waist for added security.

CONDITION: New Old Stock, never worn, with hangtags still attached.