The total length of this beautiful old dress is 21-1/2 inches hem to shoulder. I would use it on an early French Fashion, China, Parian or Paper Mache lady doll about 25-27 inches in height. It has fairly simple lines with darts at the midriff for a fitted or semi-fitted garment. The lightweight wool fabric has a design with purple, gold and green colors and a coordinating purple silk was used to adorn the garment. Most of the work was hand stitched. The collar and sleeve edges have a silk purple ruffle and the front opening has purple silk covered buttons. The triangular shaped pockets outlined in the silk fabric are a very nice addition to the dress. There are two places on the sleeve seams that have lost a few stitches and I see several tiny moth holes which is common in aged wool fabrics. I found no stains and nothing major in holes. Both fabrics are holding up well and the garment will serve your larger size lady doll well for years to come.
Measurements: Total length 21-1/2 in.; around waist 11-1/2 in.; around neck opening 8-1/2 in.; around bottom of sleeve opening 4 in.; across back of shoulders 5-1/2 in.; around sleeve seam at top 6-3/4 in.;
Antique Lightweight Cream Background with Colorful Design Wool Lady's Doll Dress with Purple Silk Accents, Front Pockets