Friday, March 29, 2013

What to do with Mom's old Scarves

From the seller:

Antique walking suit dates to the Victorian Era, perhaps to the 1880’s-1890’s. It is made of cream wool with a paisley motif woven in. Brown velvet inserts in the center front, at cuffs, on sleeves above elbows, and neckline. Boned bodice has center front hook and eye closure with white pearlized faux buttons, long tapered sleeves with exaggerated shoulders, and back tails. A-line skirt has hook and eye closure and is lined.


Fair with four tears in the fabric of the bodice, shattering of the silk on the neckline of the bodice and a seam in the right underarm that needs to be repaired. The skirt has some faint staining throughout and moth damage. I would consider the fabric to be very weak and would suggest using this piece for display or inspiration only.

MATERIAL: Wool, Cotton Velvet
COLOR: Beige, Brown
MEASUREMENTS: Please compare the measurements listed below to a garment that fits you well. These measurements were taken with the garment lying flat, and when appropriate, doubled to calculate the circumference.

Bust: 28"
Waist: 24"
Across Shoulders: 11"
Sleeve Length: 21"
Center Back Length: 30"

Waist: 23"
Hip: Open
Length: 39 3/4"

From Me:

Very much a dress from the 1890's. However, I think this idea would work with saris just as well as with scarves.


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