Saturday, October 31, 2015

Born on the Fourth Of July?

From the seller:

Antique 4th of July Patriotic Costume
Unusual 3 piece patriotic costume from early 1900's

Crown has light brown netting liner.Crown in fair shape, its the inner lining that has tears and there are a couple of holes.Silver discs are sewn on around full circle of fabric crown. Lovely trim. there is a hole at top of one of peaks.

Bell sleeve two tone blue stars top piece.Could have been a dress. Very Beautiful trim. Flecks of silver threading.This measures 29 long 16" pit to pit and 17" waist

Red and white striped tube piece with blue and white stars. No elastic so I cant figure it out how this was worn. Fabric is very old but not stiff.
There are some stains on all pieces. I tried to show major ones in pics.

Check out my other vintage costume I will be listing.
Q: what are the dimensions of the dress. thank you, virginia
A: Thank you for your interest 29" from shoulder to one of longer tips at hemline Pit to pit 16" 17" waist

From Me:

Thanks, Virginia! Now we have the measurements. So, this was a 32" bust and looks like it was means to be loose - I'm going with a young girl's costumer for that reason. Not that there aren't petite ladies out there, but my guess is this was also some sort of junior miss [insert name of favorite hometown] pageant winner costume. The cut and style work for late teen's era (possibly after WWI?), early 1920's.

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