This turn of the century piecework was among the things I inherited from my great grandmother. The longer piece would have graced the neckline of an 19th century chemise, & the 2 smaller pieces are for matching cap sleeves. The beautiful white on white paisley design was created by hand sewing 2mm white cotton braid on 2 layers of white cotton. The stitches are so tiny and even, this represents hours of labor.
Neckline piece: Measures 37 1/2" around from front neckline edge to front neckline edge. The braided design measures 5" down the front. I don't see any stains on this piece.
Sleeves: Measure 15 1/2" along the short edge, 4 3/4" wide & 21" along the long edge - this includes seam allowance. The braided design is 14 1/4" long and 2 1/8" at the widest part. One sleeve has a stain on the inside layer of fabric & is slightly visible on the outside.
The material is sturdy cotton as the 1800 chemises were often made of, and the braid design is well sewn without any loose pieces. It was never used & is in very good to excellent condition & would be perfect for use on a modern or reenactment garment.
This item is vintage and previously used so please look closely at the photos provided & ask questions before purchasing. If possible I will combine shipping & consider discounts for multiple orders. I ask that you pay within 3 days of committing to buy - if this is not possible please email me and I will work with you.
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