I have this antique two-piece ensemble for a larger antique doll approximately 21-23 inches tall. It is made out of a beautiful toasty color brown that has faint broken lines of orange in the weave. The garment is both machine and hand sewn and very professionally. The top has several vertical pleats down the front and several in the back with a fitted waist. The bodice of the top is lined with a brown cotton fabric. The sleeves have black cotton velvet ribbon sleeve bands and black cotton velvet ribbon bows on each shoulder. The neck is gathered in tiny gathers with a finished edge and five cotton decorative lace pieces trimming the neckline front and back. Both sleeves have the same decorative lace pieces on the outside of the sleeve near the black bands. The skirt is gathered onto a waistband and is decorated with three horizontal rows of black cotton ribbon trim. The top has a back opening but there has been no closure provided. The skirt waistband does not have closure either. I believe someone made the garment and stopped without providing closures, i.e., hook-eye, button-buttonholes, etc.
Condition: There is a fabric pull along the hemline, a couple of holes in the skirt and some shredding on the back of the skirt but not holes. The largest hole is near the opening in the back of the skirt about 3-4 in. down from the waistband. The top has some fabric shredding under one of the pleats in the front. There is a hole along the sleeve band on the right sleeve. This is still a lovely antique outfit for a larger doll and please do not let these descriptions deter you if you have the right doll to dress. My price is listed accordingly. I have provided photos to show these flaws.
Measurements: SKIRT length 13 in.; around waist 9-3/4 in.; TOP length 6 in. from sh. to waist; around waist 10 in.; across back of shoulders 5 in.; around neckline 8 in.; sleeve length 5-3/4 in.; around bottom sleeve opening 4 in.; around shoulder-sleeve seam 5-3/4 in.
Antique Two-Piece Ensemble for a Larger Doll, Lightweight Wool Dress Fabric, Black Cotton Velvet Ribbon