Friday, September 27, 2013

Fabulous 1890's Fall Dress

From the seller:

A fetching 1895 light burgundy wool and dark burgundy velvet once piece dress. The bodice has full leg of mutton styled sleeves and a front insert of velvet that extends from the neckline to the edge of the skirt hemline. The shoulders and sleeve cuffs are trimmed with wool rosettes. The back of the dress has a free flowing attachment that is trimmed with a large velvet bow. The dress is lined with cotton and has a hidden front button closure. The dress is in very good condition. There are a few tiny scattered moth nips in the wool fabric and very light underarm discoloration. There is a two inch circle age mark on the back attachment and the lining has a 5 inch split and a 7 inch old period mend. (See last photo.) Bust 32 Waist 26 Length from shoulder to hemline 56 inches.

From Me:

Isn't this just the perfect autumn dress?


  1. Oh, yes! I love it, even if it does look bright orange on my screen.

    1. On my screen, it looks like an autumn orange (leaf color) with burgundy velvet. It might just be the flash.