Friday, April 24, 2015
Early Teens Era Summer Dress With Purple Details
From the seller:
A super cute antique Victorian, Edwardian house dress that's made on a lightweight linen with a tiny floral print with plum color squares. The dress has a tiered skirt ~ a white lace edged collar and cuffs ~ a tuck pleated white yoke with pearl button detail on the sides ~ plum color edging ~ a sash that wraps around the waist and fastens with snaps ~ snap closures on the shoulder, down the side of the bodice and partway down the skirt.
VINTAGE ~ ~ Victorian, Edwardian
FABRIC ~~ linen ~ fabric is sound and strong.
MEASUREMENTS ~ ~~ 47" length, 16 1/4" shoulder to waist, 36" bust, 25" waist, free hip 46", 15 1/2" across the shoulder seams, 18" sleeve length.
CONDITION ~~ I couldn't find any wear in the fabric at all, looks like it was unworn but it does have some spotting like shown in the last photo. The dress is otherwise in excellent antique condition.
Not a house dress - you would have worn this to anywhere we'd wear a jeans and a nice blouse today.
The neat thing about this dress is how, although it looks simple, it really has a lot of detail in it. It only gets prettier the more I look at it. This with a lavender colored slip beneath it?
I'm thinking about 1912/1913 for this one.