Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Edwardian Grey and Pink Bodice with Lace

From the seller:

Exquisite 1800's Victorian
French lace corsetted dress jacket w/ Paris label
Repurpose for antique doll clothing ~!

Please do not confuse my low starting bids with low quality items. vntgclothing trusts in the eBay bidding system and I believe the market will find the right prices. I get all of my items from high end, specialty estate auctions and private sales. I strive to bring my customers nothing but the finest in Victorian clothing & textiles. Thank you so much for looking and please be sure to add vntgclothing to your favorites!

This auction is for an exceptional collection of antique French lace beautifully applied to a once spectacular Victorian corset jacket. Still with it's

" Josephine " Paris France designer label sewn within. The silk body of this beautiful piece is totally shattered....both the ivories interior lining and the gorgeous exterior floral print silk, so you are buying this for repurpose or craft needs. Both sleeves from the upper ruching down can be used once cleaned. Tiny crochet lace buttons up each lace cuff. There are 4 gorgeous jet black velvet ribbon buttons with sparkling cut rhinestones that can be used. There is tons and tons of spectacular handmade French lace throughout the jacket to repurpose once cleaned. There are a total of ten sewn in corset stays and let's not forget the silk corset band with Paris France label. Certainly well worth my low starting bid for just the Paris label! One of my favrotie pieces of 1800's ladies Victorian clothing !

From Me:

This is a very sweet looking Edwardian bodice, not Victorian.

American Civil War Era Brown Dress

From the seller:

1850-60s brown silk (I think) taffeta. Has very full skirt, sleeves have slight gathers. Round neck. Condition is fragile, has some shredding at the shoulders also at waist, and several in skirt and underarm. Size, waist is 26 inches mand bust 32 inches.

From Me:

It looks like one of those redesigned 1850's for the 1860's dresses.

Yellow and Black 1890's Bodice

From the seller:

Stunning antique victorian lace blouse..
mourning.. ornate and wonderful trim

17" long.. sleeve 19".. armpit to armpit 17"
with tail bottom part 20"


From me:

I really wish the pictures weren't so blurry. This looks to be a lovely example from the 1890's with that wonderful hint of bright yellow against the black.

Mustard yellow Teens Era Outfit

From the seller:

Vintage 1880's to 1920's Women's Victorian Jacket and Skirt

Nice Mustard Color With Possibly Black Velvet Trim (Feels like velvet. Back then it probably was really velvet)

Purchase from an Estate Sale.

Nice condition. No rips or tears. There are small stains here and there. (Please see pictures) The wrap around tie on the jacket still functions and clasps in the front. There are silver buttons on the front center of the skirt that are intact and still function to close the skirt. There are no buttons on the jacket but I am not sure they had buttons to begin with.

I am not sure of the size. I can give your information so you can determine. Please feel free to ask questions. The waist on the the skirt is 24 inches and it is 35 inches long. The only thing I can say about the jacket is it is 27 inches long.

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US Only. Will ship Internationally if buyer and seller agree on terms before the end of the auction.

From Me:

This looks to be a fall outfit from the mid to late 1910's.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Early 1900's Spring Blouse/Bodice

From the seller:

Victorian Pink Flowered Silk Taffeta Bodice SM

This lovely Victorian bodice is made from a pink and green silk taffeta with a woven ivory stripe in it. The stripes look like they were cut out to trim the yoke and sleeves with black velvet ribbon on the edges. It has a high collar and pretty sleeves that flare out at the bottom and are gathered to narrow cuffs. It has a few small tears, a 1/4 inch one on the upper sleeve and a few other small ones where the stripe is woven to the taffeta, it also has a patch made from the same fabric in between 2 of the velvet ribbons. IT's lined and has bones in the seams. 34 inches around the bust, waist is 23 1/2, across the back shoulder is 12 1/4 and it's 17 1/2 inches long from the shoulder to bottom of the center front point. Very good vintage condition.

Approval for returns must be received within 3 days, as is items are not refundable. I want my customers to be happy with their purchase so please notify me if there is a problem. Thank you so much for your cooperation. I so appreciate your business.

From Me:

I <3 this bodice so much! It would look fabulous with a long black skirt. Based on the sleeve shape, 1902-1904.

Everday Turn of the Century Blue Blouse

From the seller:


We have some gorgeous vintage clothes to list. Thousands of pieces that somehow, keep multiplying! Please check our listings often as we will be adding more items each Sunday.

As always, we are more than happy to combine shipping on any items.

If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to email us. Thanks so much for your continued support, and please let us know if we can do anything to help make shopping with us easier. Beth & Mary

DESCRIPTION: Antique Vintage Victorian lightweight blue stripe wool dress top/ blouse-Cotton lining. Buttons down the back. Shirred at the waist.




LENGTH-NECK TO HEM: 14.5" in back. 17" in front

WAIST: 24"

CONDITION: Some small age spots. Lining is torn.

From Me:

This is a lovely early Edwardian blouse that probably would have been worn like we wear t-shirt today.

Bustle Era Simple Rose Print Dress

From the seller:

Antique C1860 Bustled Ladies' Cotton Print Small Sized Dress, Even for XLg Doll, Gorgeous, great condition, needs some stitches in one spot where the seam separated when someone tried it on, 49" long, 13 1/4" across shoulders and 26" waist, 22" sleeves. Please know that all of my clothing is antique so it will never look new but that is what we like!

From Me:

A young Miss dress from the 1880's based upon the asymmetrical closing and the neckline.

Stunning early Bustle era Dress

From the seller:

An elegant transitional period 1865-1869 bronze silk dress that was originally worn by A. Davis of Raymond, New Hampshire. The bodice has beautiful Renaissance style sleeves that are lined with ivory silk. The under sleeve is tight fitting and trimmed with ruching on the cuff. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a front hook and eyelet hole closing. The neck, armscyes and waist are piped. The full skirt is bustled at the back and has a long back sweep. There are ties on the inside for adjusting the bustle effect. If so desired the ties can be undone and the skirt displayed without the bustle effect. The skirt is fully lined with cotton. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There are no splits or holes in the fabric. There is no underarm discoloration. The lining in the bodice has scattered age spotting and there are a few minor scattered age spots on the silk fabric. A magnificent display dress. Bust 32 Waist 22. Front Skirt length 39 Back length 54 Width at hemline 176.

From Me:

My network is acting up and I'm not sure why. So I'm not sure how many posts I'll be able to get in today but I did want to share this beauty. This is probably early 1870's, based upon the waist length and the bustle styling.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Late 1920's everyday dress

From the seller:

A classic 1920's everyday dress. This was the type of dress that a woman would wear during the 1920's on an an average day. SHe might have worn it to run an errand or go to a neighbor's house for a cup of sugar, but it was not the sort of dress that would have been worn to a party or wedding or church service or for an evening out.

The dress is made of 100% cotton. It has a navy blue background & a "checkerboard" print in cream. Small collar, vee neckline, 3/4 length sleeves w/cuffs. Dropped waistline accented w/cream pipin, 2 belt loops. Pull-on style - no hooks nor snaps.

Size - Large. Actual measurements of the dress - bust 40", waist 40",hips 44", sleeve 22", length 44".

Condition - overall, good. However, the dress does have a little age - there is some very slight fading in front. Also, a 1/2" x 1/4" spot on the upper back (spot barely shows). Otherwise, good condition.


From Me:

I almost thought this was an early 1930's feedsack dress due to the print but the style and cut is very 1920's.