Amazing 1920s 1-Off Vintage Folk Art Appliquéd Toile Dress


Folk Art 1920s Appliqué Dress

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I can’t remember where I found this. It’s period, 1920s and it’s basically and appliqué toile. I’ve never been able to get it on a mannequin so I apologize for showing it flat.

I can honestly say I’ve never seen anything like. I suspect it was created as a costume for a young girl. It has an asymmetrical capelet at the back and an asymmetrical hem. It’s very small though the chest and upper body.

There are some dark water stains on back below the waist. And some stressing in one fabric at the waist where someone tried to get into it. In terms of the overall garment I don’t think that accounts for a whole lot.The style is definitely late 1920s and the textiles appear to be of the period. It’s cotton. This relates more to a quilt
or a quilt top than it does to a garment. I’ve never seen anything quite like this and I’ve been collecting and selling for 50 years.

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