Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Teen's Era Summer Dress

From the seller:

~Gorgeous Dress~

Beautiful Antique c1900 Victorian~Edwardian Dress. This lovely gem is made of a nice white cotton adorned with very fine hand made bobbin lace inserts and beautiful embroidery. The dress closes in the back with very tiny MOP buttons. It is in excellent wearable~displayable condition. There are some loose and scraggly threads. I have not laundered this lovely gem. The photos just do not capture the true charm of this lovely gem. Please enlarge photos for more detail.

Measurements~ Bust~ Arm Pit to Arm Pit 17" Waist ~ 12" (these measurements are side to side flat across) Shoulder to Hem ~ 47.5" Sleeve~12.5"

Please note these measurements are taken on the outside of the garment. It is always best to compare to a garment you own that fits you.

Thanks for looking!

From Me:

I love this one for it's simplicity. It looks like something that would be pretty easy to make up today. That old petticoat trim for the hem, some lace, and then then a tunic for the rest with sleeves. Just cut up the front - for lace-, cut at the waist - for lace-, and then gather is a bit at the front and add some shaping pintucks to the skirt at the front and back. Sew that together and you have this dress!

Probably around 1914/1915.

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