Monday, April 27, 2015
Edwardian Summer Dress
From the seller:
1900 Silk Organza Spring Ensemble: This dress is made of a fine silk organza with many tucks. It looks like something she might have worn to gather flowers in a garden or worn to a ladies’ tea. The bodice has a bust of 32” and a waist of 22”. The skirt has a waist of 22” and a length of 38”. The bodice is lined with ivory cotton that has the normal age discoloration. The bodice has a few small pinholes and some small spots. The skirt has numerous splits, spots and some holes. I do not think this fabric would hold up to a washing, so you will have to live with the spots. With a deep cream under-slip I think that the dress would be okay to display. It would be great for a pattern, but because of the skirt damage it would never be wearable. The bodice should actually tuck into the skirt waistband. It would be beautiful to use with another skirt for display.
For similar styled gowns from 1903/1094, check out this blog.