Thursday, April 3, 2014

1870's Bustle Era Dress

From the seller:

This well made ( hand and machine ) suit is

in outstanding antique condition!

The lady was very dress form was

way to large to close the jacket.

The jacket is accented with charming ruffle:

The front is also adorned with buttons(these are

just for show as the front is secured with hook and eyes,

and all there)


Shoulder to shoulder seam:16"

Neck to shoulder seam:6.5"

Shoulder seam to cuff:20"

Under arm to arm : 15.5"

Waist :13"

Neck to jacket hem : 18"

( 2 small holes on left sleeve)

Bustle Skirt:

Waist : 26" around

Waist to skirt hem : 42"

The color: olive green with a light green stripe

plus little flecks of gold stripes.

(lining on font of skirt as a few very small holes..

hole on bottom front by hem, please view photo#4&5 ,

plus a small slip in back about an inch long with a few small


The material... I'm guessing...a wool blend ????

Just a wonderful antique garment to add to your collection

Acquired from a very old home estate sale...

being sold "AS FOUND" I have not cleaned or altered in any way.

I'm sure once cleaned it will be even "MORE" outstanding!

Thank you for looking!

From Me:

The only period wool blends I know of are with cotton, linen, or silk. So, I'm guessing, it's probably all wool. ;-)

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