Original Antique French girl's dress from the 1860 era. Sewn entirely by hand, made of white cotton Faille embroidered with white soutache ribbon. It is an A-line dress that closes in the back with glass buttons and two large fully embroidered tapered waist bands. De front of the dress is fully decorated with narrow soutache bands. It comes with it's own shoulder cape that is abundantly decorated with embroidered ribbon and lace.
Front length of dress from shoulder to hem 23.6" Back length from shoulder to hem 26" Front width 8" across sleeve opening 7" around sleeve length 8"
Dress is in pristine condition with no stains or rips. Only 2 minor holes on the back waist, covered by the tie string bands
It is so beautiful, so many hours of hard labor must be in it. It is incredible that one could finish such a project before the little girl was all grown up...
It should be worn over a very wide petticoat or hoop skirt. See last pic of an advertisement of La Poupee Modele for the style of dresses