SewingArchaeology8waistband

Despite the majority of this dress being machine made, the waistband is set into the bodice using hand stitches. This and the absence of the modern legal requirement for a manufacturer's label including fabric care instructions suggests that this dress was custom made.

Despite the majority of this dress being machine made, the waistband is set into the bodice using hand stitches. This and the absence of the modern legal requirement for a manufacturer’s label including fabric care instructions suggests that this dress was custom made.