Tuesday, December 18, 2012

American Civil War Era Stripy Skirt

From the seller:

We’re back with more items from our friend with MS who is liquidating her extensive collection of antique clothing and accessories so keep checking for more items, as I will be adding items all the time.
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There is a wealth of lovely blue and tan silk fabric in this horizontal patterned striped skirt. It is mounted on a self-fabric waistband so it was probably worn with with a peplum bodice. It has been altered to make the waist larger. There is still a hand worked buttonhole at one end of the original waistband. It has a pocket of muslin inserted in the right side seam. It is unlined, but has a 6-inch (15.2 cm) deep hem facing of brown glazed cotton. The hem is bound in black velvet ribbon.
About a third of the skirt is splitting off just above the hem facing and a portion of the skirt has come unstitched from the waistband. There are other small holes scattered over large areas of the skirt, but there are also sections that are still intact if delicate. There is good period construction information to be found in this skirt as well as fabric that could be used to make reproduction doll clothes, etc. as desired by the winning bidder.

Measurements: Waist: 34 inches (86.3 cm), Front length: 41.5 inches (105.5 cm), Back length 46.5 (118 cm), Hem circumference: 163 inches (408 cm)

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From Me:

Wow! This skirt is rather large for a mid-Victorian skirt. It's in terrible condition but I rather liked the stripes and thought others might too. ;-)

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