Friday, May 16, 2014

Early 1830's Cotton Dress with Amazing Prints

From the seller:

An early 1830’s cotton print two piece dress with a matching pelerine. The fabric has a deep burgundy rose and white chain link pattern on a light brown background. The bodice has Gigot styled sleeve that are ruched at the top. The edge of the ruching is trimmed with a ruffle. The front of the bodice has pleating and center piping. The shoulders, armscyes and cuffs are piped. The bodice is lined with linen and has a back hook and eye closure. The skirt is quilted and is lined with a floral print challis fabric. (See photo.) The matching pelerine is trimmed with a ruffled edge and piping. It is unlined. The dress and pelerine are in very good condition. There are no holes in the cotton fabric and no underarm discoloration. There are a few light colored age spots from small pea size to a couple of dime size, that blend in with the color of the fabric. There is one 1 inch hole in the challis lining near the waist. A rare dress and pelerine to add to an early textile collection. Bust 28 Waist 22 Skirt length 37.

From Me:

Is it just me, or is the lining fabric even cooler?


  1. I love this dress! And yes, it would be even prettier made of the lining. :-)

    1. :-) The pattern of the lining is just so much more interesting to me.