Gold Sequin Dance Costume
Brand Embers / Cinders Vintage
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Here we have a gold dance costume from the estate of a former dancer / performer. Along with this costume a piece of paper was tacked to it that read "Radio Queen,"
which we presume was the name of the number it was used for.
The costume is a sunny shade of gold yellow, with a semi-sweetheart neck, fitted bust, tapered waist and fitted blouson shorts, all in one piece. The bust and shorts of the costume are embellished with intermittently spaced, delicate gold sequins. The sides of each blouson short are embellished with contrasting black sequins in a branch-like fashion.
The set is one piece with sewn in shorts. lined around the leg holes in elastic (amazingly these still retain their stretch).
The costume does include elastic straps, for additional support.
The set includes a matching hat that was shaped from card-stock and hand-painted, with a very thin elastic band affixed to it that goes under the chin. A small sprig of metallic tinsel decorates the front of the hat, which fits like a band around the head and is open at the top.
At some point, pretty much all of the seams in the darting were let out: on the left and right bust dart, along the front seams, the short seams front and back, the back seams, and along the middle seam near the crotch. Please see pictures of this.
The piece is partially lined with cotton and does have a considerable amount of seam allowance, should you want to let it out. Please see the pictures of this (and feel free to message us for exact seam allowance measurements). Please look closely at all pictures.
The costume is hand / home made, as are all of the items from her collection.
We bought out the entire contents of a former dancer and this came from her vast collection of performance pieces. Check out our other listings and check back in the next few days as we are adding more daily.
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2 Piece Set!
ERA / 1940s
LABEL / No vendor tag, piece is home / hand made.
COLOR / Gold / yellow
MATERIAL / Feels like taffeta, with sequins, elastic straps and cotton lining in places. Hat is shaped from painted card stock with a very thin elastic strap that affixes under the chin.
CONDITION / Good for age and use. At some point, pretty much all of the seams in the darting were let out: on the left and right bust dart, along the front seams, the short seams front and back, the back seams, and along the middle seam near the crotch. The piece shows signs of wear and use as this was a performance piece. Seams along the bodice show signs of strain. Still wearable. Mustiness from storage. We have not cleaned this item but are leaving it up to the new owner. Please look closely at all pictures. Wear is consistent with age and use.
SIZE / X Small
Please see measurements below for a better idea of fit.
FIT / Fitted bust and waist, with true waist and fitted blouson short (one piece). Piece also has elastic straps.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 32" / Waist - 25" / Hips - 36"