Sunday, November 30, 2014

Natural Form Wrapper Blue Stripes!









From the seller:

A magnificent 1880’s aqua stripe silk bustle dress. The fabric has a changeable shimmering quality depending on the light reflection. The fabric has a strong gold undertone. The true color shows best in the close up photos. The fabric has a thin gray stripe. The dress is designed in the one piece Princess style. It has a long back sweep. The front opening, sleeve cuffs, neckline, skirt front and hemline are all decorated with self fabric ruffles. The dress has a front button closure that extends from the neckline to hip area. The back of the dress has Watteau pleating. The dress is fully lined with cotton. It is in excellent and clean condition. There is no underarm discoloration and no splits or holes in the fabric. The dress is for display ONLY. Bust 34 Waist 28 Front length from shoulder to hem 53 Back length 65.

From Me:

It's easy to see the 18th Century influences - which came back en vogue in the 1870's- on this dress. This is too pretty! I need to make one.

3 comments:

  1. I love this one, too. Amazing how those little stripes make it look like shot silk.

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    1. Now to find some mini stripes....preferably in pink for me!

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  2. Are those stripes a bit ombré? Fantastic fabric.

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