Friday, March 2, 2012

Teens Era Summer Dress in Black

From the seller:

Late 1800's to early 1900's

Rare & in amazing condition Mourning dress

Charcoal medium weight cotton

With a charcoal woven ticking

Wrap V neck line

Hooks in the back to the other side

Making a stand up collar in the back

Bodice & upper skirt hook to one side

Sweetheart neckline bodice under this wrap piece

Hooks up the front

Amazing black satiny heavy embroidery down the front of the bodice & apron

Pleated bodice making it somewhat bloused

With a V seam in the back from the shoulders to the waist

¾ length sleeves

Gathered at the shoulders

1" waistband

No tags or labels

Fading all over the dress

Pencil eraser size whole in the bottom back above the hem

A couple other tiny holes one on the side of the arm

Length: 52 1/2"

Bust: 40"

Shoulder seam to seam: 15 1/2"

Sleeves: 15"

Waist: 25"

Hips: 40

From Me:

This is a teens era summer dress. I doubt it was for mourning although black summer dresses are rare. However, this dress looks like it was dyed black (badly) later on. Maybe for Halloween? You can see the dye creases around the skirt.

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