Offered is a lovey icy blue satin dress of the Edwardian Era. Think Gibson Girl. But it needs work. There is fabric wear and fraying on the back, right side. The waist band looks as if tulle had been an overskirt at one time. The tulle collar is still intact. The left sleeve has a vertical rip up it, which could be mended. The skirt is in five pieces--two on either side and the broad front. A talented seamstress made this and no doubt another talented seamstress can bring it back to life. It will make your Lady doll shine, once repaired.
I am not a seamstress, but I can see potential. I have the dress priced reasonably--the construction is all done, and done expertly. Dimensions are: Waist to hem is 11" long. Waist is 11" around. Sleeves are 4" long and the opening is 2" wide. The bosom (there is a bosom) is 12" around or a tad less. It closes with 7 hooks and eyes. There are remnants of white tulle at the waistline to indicate an overskirt.
Blue silk satin evening gown, lined inside, seams felled and secured. Wow. The work. Replace the sleeves, cover the damaged parts with similar fabric or tulle, use the skirt and bodice only and leave the sleeves Bare shoulders on gowns were popular from the 1850s on. Bare arms became popular from the 1880s onward--especially in the Edwardian era, which this dress is. It is antique, not artist made. Who out there can make this live again? Thank you for checking in.
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