This Shirley Doll Dotted Swiss Dance Dress is an exact copy of the original dresses made for the composition Shirley Temple dolls made in the 1930’s. This Shirley Doll Dotted Swiss Dance Dress is made of vintage cotton with flocked or string dotted Swiss trimmed with silk satin ribbon and the picot edges are made with a 1910 hemstitch machine. This semi-sheer fabric is no longer made and I am having a hard time finding more of it. I still have enough to make several dresses.
NOTE: I do not keep these dresses in stock all the time, but do make them up as I receive orders. Please allow up to 2 weeks to receive your order. It takes about 7 hours to make each dress because of the pleating.
These dresses are semi-sheer, so you may need combination underwear beneath this dress. Also available are oilcloth, center snap shoes and vintage rayon socks. These vintage rayon socks are old store stock and are no longer made. I have a very limited supply.
In 1935 Shirley Temple wore a pleated dance dress in her movie “Curly Top”. This dress was one of the most popular for the composition dolls. It was originally made for all sizes with many fabric variations.