Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Green Blouse

From the seller:

Up for auction this evening is a vintage Victorian/Edwardian Green Embroidered Blouse. A defined "V" Back & has Pearl in-lay buttons is pairs, but closes with 8 snaps in front. Heavily applied embroidered appliques' to the sleaves & waist, with gold embroidery throughout. May have been a high-end piece for its' time, because it may have required another person (Servants?) to get in or out of this top! I'm not sure if this may bwwn considered "Riding Clothes" because of the style of the back. Very Interesting.... I believe this is a wool/cotton mix, as there are sweat stains under both arms that have bleached out the original color. My mannequin is a size 6, & this did look good for size on her. The inside diameter of the neck is just over 13 inches, the Bustline is 33 inches, the sleeves measure 21 1/4 1/2 inches from the shoulder to the cuff hem. Vertical lenght in the front is 14 inches from the base of the collar & 16 inches in the back. The waist could be a large as 25 inches, but that might be pushing it. I did not find a tag, so it may have been made from a pattern. Definately Unique! I don't know if the Sweat Stains can be corrected, but someone with experience with this type of clothing is better suite to attemp to do so. Please look at the photographs & ask any questions! Starting bid will be $19.95, with the winning bidder paying all shipping costs & a 3.00 handling fee. This may be an excellent Blouse for re-enactments, or even to re-engineer for different sizes with moderen materials. There may be all sorts of possibilities!

From Me: 

This wonderful blouse is probably Edwardian.   The embroidery on it is stunning to behold.  This was definitely someone's favorite blouse. 

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