You would have to look twice to determine if this is an artist's replica design made of old silky cotton and trims or one from a French boutique from the 1850's. Either way, your special lady doll will be deemed appropriately dressed for adding to any fine collection of antique dolls. This beautiful dress is made from a blue on blue diagonally striped fabric that has a silky sheen to it and is completely lined in ecru silk with a wide border of lace trim. The wide sleeve cuffs are out of contrasting ecru brocade lightweight cotton with high/low scalloping along the top edge. The bottom of the skirt is adorned with old silk dark blue trim that resembles pleated fans. The self-fabric belt adds greatly to the look, especially with the small rosettes at the middle front and back. I could not think of a more appropriate style for a special china, parian or early paper mache lady.
Condition: Excellent, no stains, rips, tears or other damage to fabric
Measurements: Total length shoulder to hem edge 12-1/2 in.; shoulder to waist 4-1/8 in.; waist to hem edge 8-3/8; sleeve length 3-3/4 in.; around neck opening 5 in.; around waist 9-1/2 in.; across back of shoulders 3-3/4 in.; around torso under the arms 8-1/4 in.
Beautiful Blue Striped Vintage Artist Made Dress for 16-17 In. French or German Lady Doll