This blouse / waist is in remarkable condition for its age. It is made of a sheer cotton material sometimes referred to as lawn. It has a ruffle on either side of the placket. Pin tucks come down from the shoulders. The collar is ruffled with pierced designs which also run down the front. The blouse closes with six tiny mother-of-pearl buttons. The top one is missing. There are also two buttons on each cuff. There are ties in the back that come around to the front and tie. The blouse would then be tucked into a skirt. The tag at the bottom reads Fleur de Lis Hand Made Blouse Trade Mark Reg'd 36. The flat measurements are as follows: Armpit to armpit 36", Across bottom 38", Sleeve length 24.75", Length from back of neck 23" and Across back of shoulders 13.25". I don't see any holes or stains but it looks like some of the seams, especially under the arms, may have been resewn over the years.