Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Teen's Era Outfit Like what Mrs. Hughes would have worn in Downton Abbey

From the Seller:
Welcome to Robins in the Trundle Bed, brimming with antiques, whimsies, and fripperies that we have gathered in treasure hunts over the New England countryside. We are pleased to offer this lovely antique two piece gown. The teens/1920’s ensemble is made of black silk with pale blue & silver line designs. Black silk chiffon overlays a whisper blue silk bodice front. The top of the black chiffon has alternating cream lace & black embroidered horizontal lines. Four black embroidered buttons decorate each side of the blue silk. The left side at the waist is decorated with a circular black crocheted flower that measures 2 ¼” across. Whisper blue grosgrain ribbon with fancy embroidered scalloped edges decorates the rounded sailor collar . Pretty half bows embellish the two front edges of the collar. The lined sleeves are faux bell sleeves that are actually narrow constructed to appear wide. Four embroidered buttons decorate the sleeve, while the pale blue grosgrain ribbon embellishes the sleeve hem. A partially attached belt is sewn on the back of the jacket and can be worn snapped in the front or doubled for a cinched look. The belt ends have two tiny crocheted buttons. The jacket/blouse has a long “skirt” that hangs 18” below the blue silk front. The front of the jacket has two metal weights sewn in the front hem to keep the hem down. The long skirt has a black waistband that has hooks and eyes. A beautiful, elegant ensemble!

The jacket/blouse measures:
Shoulder to shoulder:14”
Bust: garment laid flat & measured underarm to underarm & doubled: 42”
Waist: 38”
Shoulder to hem: 34”

Waist: 28”
Length from waist to hem: 36”

From Me:

Yeap, she'd totally wear it.

1917 Fashion Plate

Given the narrowness of the skirt but the normal waist length, I'm putting this at about 1917.

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