Saturday, November 16, 2013

Early Edwardian Colorful Wrapper

From the seller:

Here we are offering a vibrant floral pattern tea gown/wrapper dating from the later Victorian Era, c. 1890’s. This one piece garment is made from the softest wool flannel I have ever seen; at first I was certain it was cotton but, it is not. The cuffs, neck and shoulders are adorned with appliqu├ęd blue silk in a scroll design; this has been attached with hand stitching. The interior of the dress is fully lined with cotton muslin, tan in the bodice and dark blue in the skirt. This piece is in clean sturdy condition both inside and out. There are some small scattered moth holes which are hard to find due to the busy pattern of the fabric, you have to really be looking for them. We had a hard time getting this piece to photograph well, it is lovelier in person. We are always happy to answer questions so please ask them before bidding. We do not sell clothing of this age as wearable and strongly discourage any attempt to do so. Therefore, the following measurements taken in inches are provided for references purposes only. Bust 36, Waist 38, 16 across the shoulders, Sleeve Length 24, Overall Length 56 and Hem Circumference 116.

From Me:

Based on the sleeves and neckline, this is from the early 1900's. See the lower part of the sleeve is puffier than the upper part? You can see similar sleeves on this white dress in this fashion plate from 1902:

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