I tried this couture style mini-dress on a small 10 inch child Simon Halbig fashion doll and could not take my eyes off her she was so beautiful. The doll is gone in her original dress and I have this dress now to sell. You will love what it does for your doll. The cranberry pinstripe silk and ecru cotton lace trim is a wonderful combination. The V shaped bodice trim, the sleeve cuff and the skirt have a pale, pale green narrow braid trim as an accent. The front of the dress is about an inch shorter than the back simulating the French ladies' dresses in the mid 1800's. The dress is lined with old cheese cloth type fabric. I love the three decorative silk covered flat buttons down the front of the bodice. The back opening has three hooks and thread loops for closure. The pinked hem edge is another technique that was used years ago on fashion doll clothing. Another appealing feature here is in the wide neck opening which is bound in self-fabric, almost off the shoulders, with lots of gathers and puff in the sleeves.
Measurements: Dress lenth from shoulder to hemline 6-3/4 in.; sleeve length 2-1/2 in.; around sleeve opening 2 in.; around waist 4-1/2 in.; around neck opening 4-1/2 in.; across back 2-3/4 in.; around torso under the arms 5 in.
Saucy Cranberry Silk Pinstripe Dress for Early Small Infantine 1860-1880 Doll