Thursday, March 20, 2014

White 1840's Dress

From the seller:

A gossamer 1840’s white embroidered muslin dress. The bodice has a fan pleated front and a ruched front waistline. The sleeves are trimmed with a short cap over sleeve and epaulette. The neckline, cap over sleeve, epaulette and sleeve cuff are trimmed with white lace. The armscyes and waist are piped. The bodice is lined with cotton and has a back hook and eye closure. The unlined skirt has cartridge pleating at the waist. The lower edge of the skirt has rows of white embroidery. The dress is in clean and good display condition. There are some scattered pea size holes on the bodice and skirt and 1 nickel size hole on the edge of the back skirt closing. A very pretty display dress. Bust 30 Waist 20 Skirt length 36.

From Me:

The perfect early Victorian summer dress! EDIT: Upon looking at the measurements, I realize this is for a child. The skirt length is a little over tea length on most women and the bust/waist are consistent with a child's measurements.

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