LAST CALL! 35% OFF! Offered is a simply wonderful Victorian era long skirt. In black, we assume it was part of a mourning costume. The fabric is stiff. We have seen reference from that time period to a silk taffeta and wonder if this is a silk taffeta. There are several things that are amazing about this skirt, but we are going to start with the most amazing--it retains its original padded bustle. In half moon shape this is stuffed with what appears to be cotton and has pinked edges. It is attached to the back of the waistline on one side. We are not real sure how it fully attaches. It is a 5 x 10 1/2" half moon. The second amazing feature is the 1 1/4" floral trim before the flounce and at the bottom of the flounce. The third amazing factor is the great condition this is in. We only found 2 pea size frays on the skirt and a small 1/2" opening in the bustle through which one can see the stuffing. The skirt is gored and has a banded waist. It is hemmed on the inside with black corduroy which is feather stitched. The lining of the skirt is a glazed cotton. Details: 29 1/2" waist which closes with hooks and eyes; 34" to first flounce then 12" flounce so 46" long. We have not cleaned this item, but no unusual odor. The skirt weighs over 1 pound. Last thing--we noticed a couple long brown threads at the waist and do not know the purpose. Note that the Victorian capelet shown in the picture is listed as item 66257a Item 47117a
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