50s Gigi Young Cocktail Party Dress Black Taffeta NEEDS EASY REPAIR

$39.96 $49.95

1950S Gigi Young taffeta dress! A true head turner in need of a few repairs ... nothing that a decent seamstress/tailor couldn't do. The worst damage is to the bottom hem where there is an 11" section missing. There are also several pinholes along here where the stitches were pulled out. I suppose the easiest solution will be to shorten the dress by about 2 1/2" but of course, that will be up to its new owner. There is also 1 very tiny hole below the left hip area but a few discreet stitches will hide this among SO MUCH FABRIC ...You can see that there is a VERY FULL SKIRT. Other than the aforementioned issues, the dress is solid. The back zipper functions as it should and all seams appear to be intact and solid. The sewn-in crinoline could be replaced ... it has lost its oomph and no longer serves it purpose. You could leave it and just wear an additional crinoline or you could replace it. Finally a good dry cleaning and pressing (especially) will do wonders for this gem of yesteryear.

Here are the measurements: I have checked them twice so please give them careful consideration.

Undearm seam to underarm seam ~ 17 1/2"
Waist ~ 25"
Neck opening from one side to the other ~ 13"
Shoulders ~ 15"
Shoulder to waist ~ 15"
Waist to bottom of hem ~ 25"
Overall length ~ 40"
Arm opening ~ 6"

Please email with any questions ... thanks!



Payment accepted via Paypal and personal checks. Credit cards (Mastercard, Visa, American Express) accepted via Paypal Guest. Use the Paypal check-out and follow Guest directions.

Shipping from United States

Worldwide shipping offered via the USPS and FedEx. Domestic shipping via either FedEx or USPS, depending on weight and destination. Residents of Hawaii, Alaska, US territories, APO addresses and international customers should contact us for a shipping quote.

International packages weighing 4 lbs and less are shipped using USPS First Class Mail International. International packages weighing more than 4 lbs are shipped using USPS Priority Mail International or FedEx depending on weight and destination. Fabric rolls with any dimension greater than 46" cannot ship via the USPS and therefore will ship via FedEx. For larger international packages, we may use the services of 'Shipito'. If your package is shipped via First Class Mail International, we do not have any way to track it nor is it insured for loss/damage once it leaves the USA. Select the Priority Mail International shipping option if you want to be able to track it and insure it. For questions regarding any shipping matters, please contact us prior to purchase.

Many countries charge import taxes for items coming into the country. These fees are the sole responsibility of the customer and Libby's fabric has no control over them.

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 3 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 7 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Returns and exchange details

Custom orders for finished products such as table linens cannot be cancelled once we start on your order, which may happen within only a few hours of receiving your order. All other Returns accepted within 7 days of receipt. No refunds for shipping unless item is not as described. You are encouraged to request a fabric sample should you have any concerns regarding fabric color, weight, texture, etc.: Remember ... computer monitors can vary in their depiction of fabric color. 20% re-stocking fee applies on all returned items.



Fabric orders are custom cut by our shipping department. Therefore a small portion of shipping charges go toward paying their wages. Also, fabric orders that ship on a roll are usually too long to travel on FedEx or USPS conveyor belts. Therefore they must move through the shipping facilities BY HAND which incurs an additional (and fairly substantial) handling fee from the courier.

If you do not see the required yardage, please contact me. I am happy to fill custom orders when available. Have additional questions? Please call (706) 949-0064.

Legal imprint