Thursday, August 18, 2016

Teen's Era Evening Gown

From the seller:

This Edwardian gown is made from black silk satin. IT hooks down the back, the bodice is trimmed with silk chiffon, it has metallic silver mesh in front and back, the chiffon panels over the shoulders are beaded with silver bugle beads and silver and green seed beads. It has short chiffon dolman sleeves, the sleeves are edged in lace. The bodice is lined with a China silk, the skirt is silk satin with 3 ballooned ruffles around the hem. It's in pretty good condition, just needs a little sewing here and there. The lace edging around the neckline of the lining is loose, I would just removed it, the chiffon around the neck was backed in a nude tissue silk, the tissue silk is gone, but not really needed. The skirt has a pleated godet under the placket that may have been added, the black is a different color, if it was done at the same time, it just aged differently. The lace edging on the sleeve has a mendable 1 inch tear, the chiffon panel with the beading has a few holes, this is the panels along the silver mesh and are sewn flat to the dress, so it doesn't really cause a problem to the dress and is hard to see. The chiffon panels over the shoulders and the sleeves are good, missing or loose hooks and eyes. It measures 38 inches around the bust, waist is 33, hips are 53 and is 57 inches long.

From Me:

It looks like there was another layer of chiffon that was removed and this is what is left. Very lovely dress still, early teen's Era.

1912 Fashion Plate

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