Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Early Edwardian Gown

From the seller:

1900 Ivory Silk Tea Gown:( I am leaving on vacation for a week on June 24th so will need payment by June 23rd, if you want your package mailed out before I leave. If you do not pay before I leave I will mail your package when I get back.) This two piece dress is from the early 1900's and is made of a soft silk. It has been hand washed and has a smell of soap. I have put too many petticoats under the skirt and it is not as slim as it should be. The skirt has four groups of smocking at the waist band. It should have had a cummerbund but it is missing. There is a hook missing on the waist band and there is wear on the waist band near the hooks and eyes. There is one tiny pin spot on the skirt and there are no holes that I see. The yoke of the blouse is cotton lace trimmed with sequins. The lining of the bodice is in sturdy condition but does have spots. The bodice has underarm staining and has a quarter size spot on the left shoulder and a one inch tear under one arm. See photos. The waist of the skirt is 24 and the length is 32. The waist of the bodice is 22 and the bust is 31. The bidding will start at .99 with no reserve. Please see our other vintage clothing up for auction on eBay.

From Me:

I wish the seller didn't stuff the pigeon front - it ruins the look a bit. However, this is a very lovely day dress.

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