Tuesday, May 10, 2016

1890's Mourning Morning Wrapper!!!!

From the seller:

Hand made wrapper or tea gown from the 1890s
Since it's black and rather plain, it could have been worn in the mourning period
Other uses could have been tea gown or at-home gown
The jacquard weave fabric is sheer...it feels like cotton
Leg-o-Mutton sleeves were popular in this era
Lace around the sleeve cuffs and collar
Two hooks and eyes are on the outside near the top
It has an under bodice attached on the inside with stays on each side seam
The under bodice has two hooks and eyes in the center front

There are some broken stitches on the back bodice seam that can be mended
Otherwise, in very good, clean and wearable condition

These measurements are taken flat with a flexible measuring tape...You have to be smaller than the measurements to allow room for ease:

There is no size tag, fits a small to medium
Shoulder to shoulder: 13 inches
Sleeve length: 25 inches
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Hip: full
Length center back: 51 inches
Remember, vintage is NOT new...This is previously worn and will show minor wear...I have inspected and mentioned any noticeable or detracting flaws, noting whether this garment is wearable or not...If not, it can still be appreciated and used for fabric, pattern or construction study...This is sold As Found...Repairing flaws, cleaning, spot removal and pressing is the responsibility of the buyer, as I don't want to damage the garment.

From Me:

Based on the sleeve shape, 1893. It looks like it's possibly a fine crepe but it's hard to tell. Very much a mourning gown.


  1. Reminds me of this French pattern, 1894 Black Crépon Mourning Tea Gown https://www.agelesspatterns.com/images/2121.gif