From the seller:
Here is a true vintage, antique Edwardian dress circa 1910. This was a beautiful day dress in its time and would be a stunning bridal gown today. Yes, this linen and lace dress needs restoration and repair. For this reason - and because fit is hard to judge online - this dress is being sold as is. Most stains are from the original covered button and hook-and-eye closures as well as from perspiration under the arms. Some buttons and closures are missing and a few tears/holes, including to the lace at the high neck, require mending. The approximately two inch hem has come undone in places and has been pinned. A composite photo of measurements is provided (may be hard to read measurements on smart phones, computer viewing suggested) and questions are welcomed!
If you are undaunted by a project and appreciate the graceful looks worn by Michelle Dockery and Elizabeth McGovern while strolling the grounds at Downton Abbey, this may be the dress for you!
Well, first, this is more of a kitchen maid's dress...
|1912 Sears Catalog|
The dress is probably from about 1912/1913. The neckline is starting to come down but it's still high. The cut of the dress lacks any fullness in the skirt. I really love the simple embroidered touches at the cuffs.