Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Burgundy Bustle Dress

From the seller:

Description: c.1882 2pc Bustle gown in a burgundy silk brocade and taffeta. The dart fitted andboned bodice has a stand collar and amazing irridescent purple metal buttons down the front. Long, set in sleeves are two piece and end with decorative cuffs and bows on the outer sleeves. Dart fitted around the hips with a fan pleated section at the center back and a little knot decoration on top. The gored skirt falls from a narrow waistband with a brocade panel down the front and the remainder in the taffeta. Shirred apron drape across the front from the side seams. The side panels have pleats on either side of the center front with a faux underskirt edged in a knife pleat ruffle along the hemline. Draped bustle panel down the back is shirred down the side seams. Puddle train falls from the skirt lining, under the bustle, and has a white lace trimmed dust ruffle along the edge.
Label: None

Condition: There are repairs to the shattered lining in the bodice. The skirt waistline has been altered, probably for strengthening, by adding a panel of vintage cotton around the top. Some of the button holes have pulled, but not torn through. Two 1/2" splits on the left side skirt.

Size: Bust-34, Waist-28

From Me:

That fan on the back is awesome!

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