Monday, April 28, 2014

1880's Bustle Era Dress

From the seller:

A fetching 1880’s cinnamon figural silk bustle dress. The fabric has a small dash pattern. The bodice has long tails at the center back. It is lined with cotton and has a front button closure. The skirt is designed with elaborate draping. The front has a draped apron panel and the back has a draped bustled panel. The skirt is lined with cotton. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. The spots on the first photo are from the camera flash and are not present on the dress. There is slight underarm discoloration mostly to the inside lining. There is a 2 inch period patch mend on one sleeve at the bend of the elbow and a two inch period mend on the inside of one sleeve near the armscyes. A very attractive display dress. Bust 34 Waist 24 Skirt length 43.

From Me:

What the seller said. :-)


  1. Drool, drool, DROOL! I want to make this dress!

    Sigh. I adore the bustle eras. :-)

    1. I like it too. Mostly because it has enough shape and detail to clearly be a bustle but not so much nor any trim so that it looks like couch. It's clearly a dress. :-)