Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Late 1840's/Early 1850's Green Dress

From the seller:

A graceful 1840’s hunter green challis dress. The fabric has a gray leaf pattern. The bodice has a fan pleated front with ruching at the front waistline. The sleeves are trimmed with short cap over sleeves. The bodice is lined with homespun linen and has a front brass hook and eye closure. The bodice is trimmed with green decorative buttons. The neck, shoulders, armsyces and waist are all piped. The dress is all hand stitched. The skirt is attached to the bodice with cartridge pleating. The skirt is unlined except for a wide band of cotton at the edge of the hemline. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There is some light underarm discoloration mostly on the inside lining, a small ½ inch repair under one arm, two 3 inch patch repairs on the skirt, a 2 inch split near the front pocket and a few other tiny holes. None of these age flaws show when the dress is displayed. Dresses from this time period are very hard to find and this one is a beauty. Bust 34 Waist 26 Skirt length 40.

From Me:

This just looks comfortable for some reason.

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