Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Chloe LBD Guess When it Was Made....

Taking advantage of the clear out to bring to you this Couture dress from Chloe, I would love to hear what year you think this dress was made.  

The fabric
The dress is black silk crepe de chine, it is lined in the same and has a built in slip.

The details
It's an elegant little slip of a dress, and weighs close to nothing. The dress has princess lines on the front, two high slits that sit mid thigh, they never open completely but flash a bit of leg with a long gait, it has a hand picked center back zipper and hook and eye.  The straps have functioning buttonholes on the front with pearl buttons, the straps cross on the back.  On the inside in addition to the dress being fully lined, there is a built in slip.

 The front slit
 The back slit (underneath is the built in slip)
 The center back hook & eye and pick stitched zipper
 Crossed straps and center back slit
 A peek at the slip

 The dress is almost pretty enough to wear inside out
 Back construction slip - with elastic waist casing, seam allowance folded back and stitched and zig zag edge finish.
Bias Tubing detail to keep slip in place and can be used to adjust if necessary.
 Seam Allowance zig zag finish
Slip waist, front is flat with self taping, the back has elastic
 Front slit detail, from the slip side
 Back slip and zipper area


Malady said...

The way that underskirt is constructed looks early to me... 40s?

The Slapdash Sewist said...

I am guessing by the style sometime around 1999? Thank you for all the detail shots!

ELMO said...

This dress is from 1984. It looks very pretty on, but I don't fit in it anymore :(. So this is one of the few I'm hanging onto until I lose some weight.

Summer Flies said...

That is a beautiful dress. I love all of it actually. I love me a cross back strap! I'd hang onto it too!

Cissie said...

Gorgeous dress -- inside and out! Love all the details that you shared with us, including pockets!!