This was a simple day dress worn by a practical women. if you are a great seamstress, you could probably figure out how to increase the size of this piece. Measures: 32" bust, but tiny 10" across back, 26-29" waist skirt, 40" long skirt (with 4" hem). I'd love to say it's in perfect condition, but the velvet has some crushing seen under certain lights in various areas. The only issues are tiny, like an ink mark on the mid-seam back of the skirt (a good drycleaner should be able to remove), the shredding of the silk at the inside hem of only one of the 4 layers (hardly worth mentioning as it can be removed if you want), wear at the skirt waist (not seen when worn), and only the MOST minor tiny other spots on skirt. Measures: 29" bust, 22" waist, 41" long from shoulder to hem in front, 70" long in back. This one is a basic silk jacket of the Gibson Girl era with that fabulous wide large collar front and back.
One seam needs sewing at the upper sleeve (easy, but I don't have a sewing machine). You can see a sample on the one sleeve (see photos). All this needs to be spectacular are some wax flowers ornaments. I've been holding off listing this gown because the person who owned it said they believed it to be a Paul Poiret. Needs someone who can deal with the large spot on the bottom of the front (see close-up) and the strange spot on the one sleeve.
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Measures: up to 32/33" bust, up to 24" waist, up to 34" hips, 58" long from shoulder to hem. Measures: up to 40" bust, up to 38" waist, up to 45" hips, 32" long from shoulder to hem... However, I'm 5'2" and the sleeves are too long for me, so I'd suggest a taller gal is better... I moved on to silk and crepe Edwardian gown and I still have a closet full of my "first babies". So I assume there are other young girls or young women out there who want to get started as I did. This dress needs to go to a good home who will baby it, and give her a facelift! Measures: about 32/33" bust, about 25/26" waist, 56" long from shoulder to hem, 66" long in back (train). I only found one tiny professional repair of black lace in skirt. I would probably wear with a rhinestone buckle belt... The only real issue at all with the dress is one small loss of velvet at the hemline (see photo)... You could hem it up but it's already fairly short, so... you will probably just want to snuggle with this velvet... This blouse if from the mid-1910's, usually worn with a simple skirt or suit. there are tiny age spots here and there and a few minor tiny holes (see photo) near shoulder and upper one sleeve. I have a few large closeup photos of the lace for you to tell me!
Do you happen to have a black walking skirt from the 1910 era? or if you are short, you can just take up the sleeves right above the cuff... The exterior dress and underslip skirt is quite good condition (though there are tiny holes at the shoulder and a few here and there that will hardly seen once the under dress is fixed. Black silk satin (good weight) gown with ivory net lace "underskirt" to about knee length, with a different embroidered black net lace over that to about ankle length. The interior isn't too bad, but at the upper portion of the interior lining is torn (see photos). I might consider adding Chantilly lace trim at the hemline, or satin or velvet ribbon which would lengthen the dress... Often these blouses are white cotton rather than as sheer as this crepe blouse. The skirt lining is cotton so it's perfect, and there are 4 layers of material at the hemline (see photos).
Architecture and room decoration moved from the elaborate styles of the Victorian era to simpler design based on the homes and furniture of an earlier era.
Great shape of skirt which flairs out with vertical lace at the thigh to the bottom. And the best news is it is in EXCELLENT condition and in a VERY WEARABLE SIZE! hen I first started collecting antique and vintage clothing, I started with white Edwardian gowns. Boat neckline, 1/2 sleeves, horizontal bands of open cutwork and embroidery, tiny lace at waist (though I would cover with colored sash - because I just love that look), fitted through upper leg and then gathered to lower skirt with the same cutwork, embroidery, lace and horizontal pleating. Measures: up to 34" bust, up to 24" waist, 54" long from shoulder to hem Great for a display piece in your room (yes, I used to just hang these pieces on a padded hanger, and then use a simple push pin in my walls to display! This piece has fairly thin cotton fabric, so you can wear as it's currently in Excellent condition, but wear with care. Also has a lovely long satin "sash" hanging at the side with black passementerie. It's the softest velvet I have ever felt (and I've touched a LOT of antique and vintage velvets! Measures: up to 35" bust, up to 34" waist, up to 37" hips, 52" long from shoulder to hem. You will need just a bit of sewing under the Chantilly lace (see photos)... The exterior 2 layers of Chantilly Lace is in great condition!! ;) At first glance, you will believe this to be a black velvet coat embroidered with gold lame, but at closer inspection, you will see that this is actually a 1920's gold painted velvet coat! The coat came without the black fox fur collar, but I'm selling it with the coat as it's crying out for that option to wear it either way!!!! There is no closure on the front, but you could certainly simply add a button and a loop at the waist and one at top. John Wanamaker's was one of the earliest department stores. Now I'm not a lace expert, but this lace looks like handmade Duchesse to my untrained eye.
The Centennial Exhibition of 1876 was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to celebrate the 100th birthday of the United States.
Although this grand world's fair showcased the United State's industrial accomplishments it also reminded Americans of their origins.
52" long on her, but will get a bit shorter if you are larger... NOTE: the rhinestone buckle is only pinned onto the belt because you're gonna want to size it to fit you.
Difficult to measure because bias will fit a wide variety of bodies. but I think it will fit up to 38*' bust, up to 32" waist, up to 40" hips.