Sunday, September 25, 2011

1870's Bustle Skirt

From the seller:

This is a beautiful bustle skirt from the late 1800's that I found in upstate NY. . . Made up in a somewhat sheer cotton batiste or lawn, there is an insert panel of pin-tucks down the back with whitework embroidery. Fastens at gathered waist with single mother of pearl button. Skirt measures about 45" long, with a 23" waist and a 124" hem circumference. Can't help but think this was used by a bride. . . would be wonderful wedding wear for today. I did hand-soak and iron it but see there is a yellow spot still that could be treated-see pics of back. One part of a pin-tuck has come undone-hard to see. Also, there are some rust dots and mouse nibbles along bottom edge in front-so not mint or perfect. Please view pics carefully.

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