Fabulous, frothy and feminine, this Edwardian tea dress would make a lovely wedding gown. It was fabricated in a fine gauzy cotton crepe with a cotton tulle or net under bodice. There is an attached handkerchief-point peplum or overskirt which has a lovely floral scroll embroidered border and is edged in a fine Filet Lace. The Lace is repeated in the sleeve and on the bodice. A more delicate lace edging trims the end of the sleeves and the edge of the bodice. The rather slim skirt has a fagoting detail that runs down each side and leads to a faux slit or pleat which is embellished with 10 crochet ball buttons. The fagoting detail is repeated down the center of the peplum. All seams are french finished.
Condition: Very Good. Minor yellowing to the buttons. I had a minor repair made to the wearer's right armhole at the seam. I had to reattach about 3" of the lace at the center back. I gave this gown a very gentle soak, so it is clean and ready to be worn. One tiny 1/8" hole to the net in the center front just above the waist. One tiny light brown pin dot on the back of the bodice. There are some minor rust stains from the hook and eyes on the inside of the waist band.
Measurements: Modeled on a size 2 dress form.
Bust: approximately 35"
Hips: 35" (with a little bit of give)
Length @ CB: 49"
Skirt Length @ CB: 36"
Sleeve @ wrist: 10"
Sleeve @ Muscle: 14"
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