Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Teen's Era Blouse and Petticoat

From the seller:

Antique prairie skirt and blouse recently found at a 19th century Maine farmhouse. This handmade beauty is made of delicate thin ivory colored cotton fabric trimmed in detailed lace. The long sleeve blouse is a pullover and has a lace trimmed ruffle down the front. The 2 layer tea length skirt has stunning lace patterns and button closure at waist. Considering how old this is, it is in remarkable condition but not perfect. Skirt has a few rust stains on the outer skirt and a few tiny holes underneath. The blouse has a few missing pearl buttons. It is in clean condition with no odors. Measurements laying flat are as follows:

Armpit to armpit-19"
Across shoulders-17"
Sleeve length-25"
Blouse length-23"
Skirt length-32".

Sure to please anyone that wears this rare beauty.

From Me:

We do not wear antique clothing.

Anyway, this is a teen's era blouse and petticoat - they may have been worn together but there needs to be a skirt to go over the petticoat. Also, the petticoat- if anyone else has twenty million handkerchiefs lying around because they were going to do bunting and ended up not doing the project *cough*- just cut the handkerchiefs in half and put lace between the edges - you suddenly have something similar to the bottom of this petticoat. Yay!

There is a vaguely similar shirtwaist at the Met and in the fashion plate below from 1917.

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