From the seller:
DELIGHTFUL PALE PINK AND BLACK PRINT
VICTORIAN TWO PIECE BODICE AND SKIRT
CHANTILLY & VALENCIENNES LACE TRIM
This dress is loaded with amazing silk velvet trim and lovely cream valenciennes and black chantilly lace!
WONDERFUL SELF RUFFLE DETAILING AT HEM
ACCENTED WITH CHANTILLY LACE
BLACK SILK VELVET MINI RIBBON TRIM
Closure is with brass hooks and eyes.
FOR STUDY, REUSE OR RESTORATION
Neck circumference: 13"
Shoulder from sleeve to sleeve: 12.5"
Sleeve inseam: 16"
Waist: 24" (skirt measures about 27" at waist)
Skirt Length: 40/45
Skirt circumference: 180"
For study, reuse or restoration.
This appears to be a wool/cotton blend and has many moth type holes scattered throughout. Silk organza on bodice is shattered. Some areas of discoloration and some color fade on both bodice and skirt. See photos. Some tears in both Valenciennes and Chantilly lace.
I shall name this Dotty and Dotty shall be her name.
|1898 Fashion plate via the Bartos Collection|