Saturday, February 11, 2012

1890's Blouse!

From the seller:

This bodice dates to the Victorian 19th century and is fashioned of a lightweight thin cotton and is heavily ruched gathered in the center of both the front and rear with cotton covered buttons enclosing the front. The sleeves are cut in massive mutton style with the bottom wrist finished in eyelet inserts with an eyelet edging. The top has oversized pleating on the center rear, front in eyelet inserts with a full flouncing cape of eyelet running completely around, beautifully draping the oversized puff sleeves. Eyelet trims the neckline fully around. There is one unseen pinhead hole with one sleeve having a fingertip fray tear as pictured and a one inch portion of the cotton that lines the eyelet in the front interior is absent. The piece is in crisp, clean, freshly laundered condition. Measures 36 inches around the bust, 26 inches around the waist, and 19 inches in length. Vintage clothing is described to its best and sold as found…and described as accurately as possible. The items HAVE NOT been cleaned and should be cleaned prior to wearing at the discretion of the buyer. Often for proper fit, hang, and wear ability, pieces will need to be altered and/or adding a hook or snap here or there, with a seam closure or strengthening needed. Vintage clothing is most often worn previously, and if old stock, often has slight imperfections from storage, a hint of color or odor. 

From Me:

Sleeves of doom!   :-)

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