Saturday, October 1, 2011

1830's Gown

From the seller:

A captivating and rare early 1830’s light mauve silk dress. The dress has large gigot style sleeves that taper down into a tightly fitting cuff and a high empire waistline. The armscyes and inner seam on the sleeves are piped. The front of the bodice has soft pleating and piping. The neckline is also piped. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a back hook and eye closure. The hooks and eyes are more modern replacements. The skirt is unlined except for a band of cotton at the edge of the hemline. The waist is trimmed with a brown and tan silk ribbon. The dress is in sturdy condition and has no splits or holes. There are wide circles of underarm discoloration, a few loose seams that will need minor re-stitching and a scattering of light age marks, mostly on the front of the bodice, one sleeve and on the skirt ranching from pencil tip to a couple that are 2 inches. Bust 34 Waist 26 Skirt length 41.

From Me

WOW! I love this style of dress. The way the bodice is designed, it almost looks modern.

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