Thursday, December 24, 2015
Teen's Era UFO Blouse
From the seller:
WONDERFUL GOLD METALLIC MULTICOLORED LACE TRIM
SILK EDWARDIAN BODICE BLOUSE VICTORIAN
Photos don't do this gorgeous bodice justice!
The metallic lace on this bodice is exquisite with mostly gold showing. Small coppery micro bead trim, gold silk soutache trim, paper thin silk shantung fabric
FOR REUSE, RESTORATION OR STUDY
Neck circumference: 15.75"
Shoulder from sleeve to sleeve: 13" (approximately)
Sleeve inseam: 10"
Length from collar to waist: 14"
Net at bodice top needs to be repaired/replaced. a few very faint small areas of discoloration, some missing hook and eyes on net, some discoloration on lining, especially at underarms.
I doubt the fabric is actually shantung - the seller might be referring to the slubbiness of the fabric. It looks like either cotton or linen based on the close up, the natural color, and the fact this isn't a finished piece. All the natural colored fabric and, most likely, most of the lace, if not all of it, would be covered under a sheer chiffon or lace. Those in the early 20th century LOVED to cover up metallic laces with a thin layer of a sheer fabric. You see it all the time.