Antique Gibson Girl White Cotton Blouse Size Small circa 1900. Fabulous example of turn of the century women's clothing. Classic pigeon breast design.
Bust up to 33 inches, waist up to 36 (inside draw string to adjust fit), across bottom hem is 38 inches ( meant to be tucked in and bloused at the front) Across upper back is 14. Center back to hem is 22 inches, Sleeve from shoulder to flounced cuff hem is 22.
White cotton is lightweight; summery fabric with a woven ribbon design.
One piece blouse has wide flounced collar attached to the front and back yoke. The flounce is trimmed with dainty scalloped lace.
Button front is closed with mother of pearl buttons that have a star carving. A bit of fabric is gathered at the throat and trimmed with lace. There is a narrow band below this ruffle.
The front falls with slight fullness from yoke to hem. It is meant to be tucked in at the front and then bloused to achieve the "pigeon breast" affect.
The back has a narrow band of lace at the waist line. There are ties on the inside at the back that tie around the waist, closing in the front. These do not show. So, the back flares in a short peplum and the front is left loose. This accentuates the Gibson Girl silhouette.
Wrist length sleeves are cut full. They are gathered to a lace trimmed flounce that will fall slightly over the hand.
Condition is very, very good. There is a 1 inch opening under one arm at the that can easily be hand stitched closed. The front flounce is not stitched down at the front side. It can be easily repaired by hand or a few minutes on a machine.
There are a few light, very light spots a/o yellowing that will likely respond to specific treatment. They do not show up well in the pictures. I have only machine washed on gentle.
This blouse is strong and can be worn with confidence; noting that there are a couple of minor repairs. All of the MOP buttons are in place and are original.
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Antique Gibson Girl White Cotton Blouse Size Small