Wednesday, November 27, 2013

1870's Purple Bustle Dress

From the seller:

A rich 1880’s deep purple velvet and lighter purple satin two piece bustle dress. The bodice is made of velvet. The sleeves are trimmed at the top with purple satin and dark purple chenille velvet trim. The bodice has a square cut neckline. The sleeve cuffs are trimmed with purple satin ribbon bows. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a hidden front button closure. The front velvet insert hooks to the side. The bustle skirt is designed with three front panels made of velvet. The center panel is trimmed with velvet chenille fringe. The remainder of the skirt is made of purple satin. The back has a long train. There are ties on the inside for adjusting the bustle effect. The skirt is lined with cotton. The dress is in very good condition. There are no holes or splits in the fabric. There is no discoloration just shadows created by the camera flash. There is light underarm discoloration on the inside lining only. There is fraying on the back skirt waistband and a split in the cotton lining that will need re-stitching. A very beautiful display dress. Bust 32 Waist 24 Front skirt length 39 Back length 52.

From Me:

If I ever did the steampunk version of Sour Grapes (the Peculiar Purple Pie man's old accomplice for those that don't recall the 1980's Strawberry Shortcake), this would totally be the outfit I would replicate!

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