Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pale Yellow Polka Dot Early 1890's Dress

From the seller:

A striking 1880’s pale yellow textured cotton bustle dress. The fabric has a dotted and floral pattern. The tops of the sleeves are puffed. The shoulder and front waist are ruched. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front hook and loop closure. The skirt has a graceful draped apron front and a side draped panel. The skirt is lined with cotton. It is being displayed over a bustle cage that is not included. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There are no splits or holes. There are circles of very light underarm discoloration. Bust 32 Waist 25 Skirt length 41.

From Me:

I'm going with the 1890's on this one. Notice how odd the skirt looks with a bustle? Also, the sleeves? This style of sleeve is popular around 1891/1892. So, the lady who made it might have taken her old dress and remade it into the latest fashion.

1 comment:

  1. Love the fabric of this one. I bet this was lovely for summer!