This robe is covered in beautiful embroidery that is in magnificent shape. However there are numerous pulls, holes, repairs and other irregularities in the fabric.See photos 7, 8 and 9, and the corresponding notes below for details. Here are numerous pulls in the silk and small holes scattered about. The photos show most of these in close up, but not all. For instance, I show pulled seams at the left sleeve, but the right sleeve seam is also pulled.
Similarly, I include a photo of the side seam below the belt loops on the right, but the left side looks much the same. Please let me know if you would like to see additional photos. It's a big investment to make sight unseen. Plus, part of me wants to keep this robe for me me!
And if it comes back to me, I might be inclined to see this a sign from the Universe, like. The original collar piece was damaged, so I had it replaced, and a sash made from the same fabric (harvested from a silk nightgown from the 1940s). The hem is padded with a lightweight spongey feeling material. [MEASUREMENTS COMING SOONapologies for the delay]. 8 - left: one end of the collar piece is faded/bleached out; right top: s.Mall stain on collar piece; right bottom: holes and faint stains on bottom edge of one of the sleeves. 9 - top left: pulled and open seam of left arm; top right: pulls in the silk on the back left hand side; bottom right: pulled seam and pulls in the silk on the bottom of one of the side seams; bottom left: small holes scattered near the bottom of the robe, (there are a few on the back, but most are on the front).
10 - two repairs - patchesleft hand side shows a wider angle of the left front panel where both are located; right hand side shows close ups of each patch, with an arrow pointing to its location in the wider shot. Please let me know if you have any questions or require any further information or photos.
When I refer to the left or right side of a garment, I mean as if one were looking at it, as opposed to wearing it. (Note that when referring to the back side of the garment, the side as-looking-at-it and the side as-wearing-it are the same). Measurements are taken with garments lying flat, and doubled where appropriate e. Bust, waist, hip, wrist, arm/leg opening, or sweep measurements.Bear in mind that measurements reflect the garment's dimensions, not necessarily the dimensions of the person it should fit. The best guide is to compare the measurements provided with those of a garment of similar construction that fits you. (A suit jacket with a 34 bust is likely to fit a little differently than a silk blouse with the same measurement). Unless otherwise stated, other items used in photossuch as slips, accessories, boxes or hangersare for display purposes only and are not included. Our home is smoke free, but not pet free: we have a lovely dog.
I reckon maybe some of you may be able to commiserate. While Im a long-time collector and an enthusiastic consumer of anything related to period fashion and history more broadly, I do not have formal training in fashion or art history (unless you count the sewing badge I earned in the Brownies before getting the shoe for'riling up the other girls). Consequently, I welcome any advice or correction from those more expert in these matters. The item "Gorgeous Vintage 1940s Pale Mint Green Embroidered Silk Kimono Robe Padded Hem" is in sale since Thursday, August 29, 2019.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Sleepwear & Robes". The seller is "2jenagreen" and is located in Westfield, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico, Bermuda.