Monday, February 11, 2013

1890's Tea Gown /Wrapper Gown

From the seller:
D425, 1890's Printed Wool & Moss Velvet Morning Wrapper: This late Victorian morning dress is made out of moss green velvet which has minor age related wear, a cranberry silk inset which is in good condition, and a printed wool that is deep forest green with a printed floral of cranberry, gold, ivory and brown. The cranberry red silk has a hand smocked top. The cranberry silk has no lining. The outside of the garment is in good vintage condition with just light age related wear. There are no underarm stains. The brown polished cotton lining has tears throughout. See photos. The dress would not be wearable unless it is relined, since the back hem and the front hem are out. The bust is 31, the waist is 26 and the back shoulders are 10. One of the velvet cuffs needs the seam sewn back about 3 inches long. There are a few hooks and eyes missing on the inside.

From Me:

Call it a tea gown, a wrapper, or a Liberty dress (although I doubt this is a real Liberty dress. There would be a tag)- any way, it's beautiful! I love the red and green together and yet it doesn't look like a Christmas dress. Rather, it looks "warm" in color, more appropriate for autumn.

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