Friday, December 28, 2012

Sleevils! from the 1890's and a half decade!

From the seller:

This is a pair of vintage Victorian era mourning black silk gigot leg of mutton sleeves. It is made of a black silk satin fabric with jet beaded trim. The gigot leg of mutton style sleeves have a large balloon puff top, narrow fitted cuffs & are fully lined. Great for Design, Study or Pattern.
Condition: Good Vintage Condition. Some Loose Beaded Trim & Seam Seperation on 1 Sleeve. Label: None

Measurements: Length 25" Arm Hole Opening 14" Cuff 6"

From Me:

Yes...sleevils are not a new phenomena. This evil amongst us costumers clearly affected our great great grandmothers as well. After all, why else would you leave the sleeves off the dress and bind them about the armscye? ;-)

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