We have here a truly beautiful piece of antique clothing: a gorgeous antique net child’s dress that is sure to make any passerby glance twice at the doll who is lucky enough to be adorned in it. Two layers of fine net, embroidered with white cherries and blue shirring, and those short balloon sleeves! You can just picture the little girl who once wore this playing happily in a field on a nice summer day.
Measurements: 19" Length, 28” Waist (ties down to 17” at smallest- very adjustable), 15.5” Neckline. Dress is on a 29” tall mannequin, and will likely fit a 34-38” doll.
This fabulous antique dress is constructed of two layers of fine light ivory net, over a white lining, in possibly a cotton-silk blend. The two underlayers are plain, and trimmed with lace. The outer layer is decorated with embroidered white cherries just above the hem, blue-thread shirring at the waist and neckline, and white tatted lace trim. The neckline is constructed with the front and back panels cut straight, with two side panels over the shoulders, with tatted lace across every edge, and drawn-work at the seam between the sleeves and the dress. The sleeves are short and ballooned, also trimmed with tatted lace. At either side of the waist are long blue ties, constructed of several strands of embroidery floss, with a tassel at the end of each one.
Condition: Generally Excellent. This piece is absolutely beautiful, with very little age wear or discoloration; if there is any damage to this piece, it has not been detected. The sleeves have been stuffed with cotton to preserve their shape. Overall, a gorgeous piece that has held up very well over the years.
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Gorgeous Antique White Net Child’s Dress