Saturday, March 17, 2012

Late 1860's Green Dress

From the seller:

1840's - 1850's Wool Print Day Dress: 1860's Emerald Green silk & Floral Stripe Dress: What a beautiful fabric. This 1860's dress is made of stripe silk taffeta. The wide green stripes were originally striped with a fine black stripe. The photo of the back shows this detail. For some reason most of the black thin stripes have faded out. The sleeves are Juliet type treatment. The buttons are ivory silk faille. The bust is 38, the waist is 30, the skirt length in front is 42 and it is 47.5 in back. It is 132 inches around the bottom. There is much repair to this dress with some small scattered holes. There are stains under the underarms and patches. There is extensive reinforcement at the back waist band and the front side of the waist. See photos. It still presents beautifully. There is still some life in the dress. The skirt and bodice are fully lined. The bidding will start at 25.00. Please check on our other vintage auctions too and have fun bidding.

From Me:

Look! Wearable size! No pattern matching! And it's period! Woohoo!

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