What is it about these early fabrics that make them so enticing? I just don't know, but I do love them. And, I love this skirt. It is perfection for a lovely old cloth doll or an early stern china doll. It is somewhat of a fashion skirt with the back being a bit longer than the front so I assume it is about 1860s. The front measures almost 12 inches from waist to hem and the back is 12 1/2 inches. There are a few old repairs and a stain on the fabric which I have photographed for you. The waist measures 11 1/4 inches around. If you have a doll in need of a lovely period skirt this might be the piece for you. Please feel free to ask questions or request more photos and do take a look at my other early doll items. Thank you for shopping Red Dog Dolls.