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Vintage 1970s Mexican Dress Striped Cotton Hand Made by Nelly Puerto Vallarta L


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This is a vintage dress hand made under the “Hand Made in Mexico by Nelly” label of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  “Nelly” was Nelly Galvan Duque, a lady who opened a boutique in Puerto Vallarta in 1958 and then started a small cottage industry, employing local seamstresses to make clothing.  The dress is made of striped cotton in tones of blue, navy blue and silver with intermittent blue satin stripes.  The dress is cut in a loose fitting mid calf length with a shirt type collar, open neckline and elbow length sleeves with turned cuffs - you can turn down the cuff to get a bit more length if desired.  There are box pleats across the bodice.  There is a pocket built into either side. The dress in unlined and has no closures, so simply fits over the head.

Age: 1970s

Label: Hand Made in Mexico By Nelly Puerto Vallarta Mexico  JSX (?)

Sizing: Size 14 is indicated, and although this should fit a large size, please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  16” across from one shoulder seam to the other

Sleeves: 15” from the shoulder seam

Sleeve inseam:  11 1/2”

Bust: 42” around, taken under the arm openings

Waist: 45”

Hips:  50”, meant to fall loosely

Bottom:  57” around

Overall length: 45”, measured flat - there is 4” of fabric inside the hemline

Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear or staining - it looks like it saw little use and was well kept over the years.  

This is a nice looking hand made Mexican dress - nice quality and attractive fabric!