Monday, March 25, 2013

1880's Tanish Outfit

From the seller:

Label: none

Featured in this auction is a bustled silk hostess gown, circa 1880s...It has pleats and tucks around the skirt...The jacket is interlined, has no boning and closes down the front with round mother-of-pearl buttons...The same buttons are on the sleeve cuffs...The darker brown silk trim has shattered in places on the skirt (see photos)...The other fabric has teeny holes and small spots here and there...These are hard to see unless up close...The buttonhole on the waistband has torn and the underarms are lightly stained...Otherwise, all pieces are in very good condition...Not included is the round pad I used to create the bustle.

It doesn't have a size label but fits a modern size small...These measurements are taken flat with a flexible measuring tape...You have to be smaller than the measurements to allow room for ease:
Jacket: Shoulder to shoulder: 16 inches
Sleeve length: 18 inches
Bust: 34 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Length center back to waist: 15 inches
Skirt: Waist: 24 inches
Hip: 44 inches
Length center front from waist: 37 inches

From Me:

I'm thinking this is right around 1883 since the skirt almost looks like Natural Form but it has that huge lobster tail added to the back.

No comments:

Post a Comment