Sunday, October 4, 2015

What to do with Mom's old bustle era dress, Edwardian style

From the seller:

A fetching 1912 burgundy silk dress that has been remade from an 1880’s bustle skirt. The dress comes with the original 1880’s bodice that has not been altered. The front of the dress bodice and skirt are made of burgundy brocade fabric. The dress has a high neck lace insert and the lower sleeves are made in the same manner. The lace is decorated with tiny pink and blue flowers. The bodice is lined with cotton and the dress has a front hook and eye closure. The skirt is unlined. The dress is in very good and sturdy condition. There is mild underarm discoloration and a I inch split on the side of the skirt. Bust 35 Waist 27 Front skirt length 40 Back length 44. The bodice neckline and top pf the sleeves are made of the brocade fabric. It is lined with cotton and has a front button closure. The bodice is in very good and sturdy condition. There is some mild underarm discoloration. Bust 31 Waist 23. A great example of how clothing was remolded for a later time period.

From Me:

1908 Fashion Plate

The extant dress is most similar to the purple and black dress in the fashion plate above. So, not too far off this time. :-)

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