Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Blue Early Edwardian Dress

From the seller:

Be swept back in time! From my traveling museum collection, which began at age 15, I offer for your consideration:

A lovely light blue silk ensemble consisting of a boned bodice and skirt. The bodice has the traditional pouter- pigeon front of the early 1900's. It has an inner layer of center hooks & eyes and an outer layer which closes down the side with hooks & eyes. The color of the material is exquisite and the delicate detailing at the wrist is so pretty.
There are several problem areas, under both arms, at top of both shoulders and near one elbow the silk is beginning to wear thin (shatter. ) Also there is some brown staining on the inside of the neck piece. The silk flowers at the waist are also wearing and can be removed if desired. This listing only allowed 4 photos to be posted. If you need additional photos of any area please contact me here.

Bodice measures:
12" Across back shoulder to shoulder
15" Length from shoulder to waist

The skirt is lined with cotton & linen and has a velvet dust ruffle. It fastens with hooks & eyes. The skirt also has hooks that fasten in the back to the bodice so that it doesn't ride up. At the top front of the waistline there is a small area where the silk is worn (shattering) otherwise it is in good condition. Skirt is a nice size and measures:

34" Waist
41" Length

This beautiful ensemble can be worn but it needs restoration work of which I am not an expert at doing. I will leave that up to the buyer. It could be used for study to make a pattern for a similar dress or kept for a lovely display. Please ask if you have any more questions before you bid. It comes from a smoke free home. Thank you for looking. :)

From Me:

The waist would indicate this is a plus sized dress.

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