Thursday, January 30, 2014

1850's Day Dress with wild fabric

From the seller:

Wonderful antique early Victorian day dress, which has been produced from cream wool fabric, with delicate red, yellow and green floral roller printed pattern. The gown has pleated "v" detail to the front of the bodice, ending with a "v" to the waistline. The gown has short pagoda sleeves, and I suspect that it may have had detachable lower sleeves, although these are missing. The gown has a split to the seam to allow access to a pocket in the underskirt or petticoat, and fastens to the back via a series of blacked steel hooks and eyes.


Early Victorian, circa 1845-55.



Length- 14"

Bust - 32"

Waist - 24"

Sleeve - 9½" (shoulder to cuff)


Front length- 38"

From Me:

This is very mid 1850's in style. I love all the detail shots of this dress - thank you, Seller!- and how colorful the fabric is. This would have been worn with false undersleeves.

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