Confession time. Until watching the latest series of The Great British Sewing Bee I'd not heard of a Buffet Dress. When I picked this out of my vintage haul it matched that description perfectly, fitted across the shoulders and wider under the arms so that the dress falls away from the body (hiding a multitude of sins and lockdown excess), This example has been beautifully handmade in a soft cotton blend fabric with a delicate floral print in green, pink, lilac, yellow and white. The attention to detail is shown in the fine pleating across the chest, the cross stitched collar and bias taped hem. Fastens at the back with a zipper.
With three quarter sleeves with a wide cuff and two lower tiers, it's a gorgeous vintage example of what has become a fast growing new trend.
Underarm to underarm 21.5" / 55cm approx 40" chest
Shoulder to shoulder 16" / 41.5cm
Shoulder to cuff 15.5" / 39.5cm
Underarm 10" / 25.5cm
Width of cuff 8.5" / 22cm
Across hips 22.5" / 57cm approx 44" / 114cm
Back of neck to hem 40.5" / 103cm
Please take the time to look at my other vintage treasures and upcycled designs along with a few handmade originals.