Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Edwardian Fancy Dress

From the seller:

This antique Victorian era M.A. McNally blue velvet silver lamé embroidered peasant dress dates from 1900. It is made of a teal blue velvet fabric, with silver lamé metallic ball tassel trim edging and white cotton batiste fabric sleeves with colorful figural cross stitching embroidery work sleeves. This pretty peasant style bohemian Hungarian Czech folk costume dress has a form fitting bodice, with stays boning sewn inside, a white cotton batiste gathered drawstring neckline, long full puffy billowing bishop style sleeves and hook closures down the front. There is a "M. A. McNally New York label waistband inside. The dress measures 48 inches long, with 34 inch hips, a 22 inch waist and 32 inch bust. It is in good wearable condition, with only a few missing loose silver tassel ball trimmings. This is a wonderful piece of wearable early bohemian peasant textile folk art!

From Me:

Fancy Dress! This is one of those lovely Edwardian example of looks simple from the outside but ridiculously and needlessly complicated on the inside.

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