Wonderful couturier costume, it fit for 23” to 25” (58-63 cm) doll...Modeled by bebe Jumeau size 10. Please verify the measurements on your doll.
Made of antique and old materials in combination of blue, white,ivory and yellow shades…The dress and hat beautifully ornate with remarkable appliqué work, lot of orange blossoms in butter and light yellow tone, all of them sew by hand one by one...
The Dress made of light blue taffeta and fully covered with white embroidered net lace. The dress features natural waistline. Fully lined in white linen. The gathered skirt has two layers underskirt or petticoat, one is white linen covered by tulle ruffle at the bottom and edged with flowered embroidery trim, the other petticoat is white tulle edged with blue taffeta trim. The skirt has a hand crocheted piece in the center, made of light blue linen threads and ornate with ivory silk ribbons and bow. The sleeves adorned with crocheted pieces, white silk ribbons, blue pearls, valenciennes lace trim and it adjusts with white silk ribbons. The neckline edged with blue silk braided pipping and Bedfordshire lace. The shoulders covered with linen lace ruffle. The waist band covered with cotton embroidery trim. The back closure has 5 pairs of black metal hooks and eyes. Inside the bodice there is a secret pocket...
The Hat has a gathered piece of satin. The crown is ivory silk covered with blue silk embroidery applique and edged with blue silk braided pipping. Beautiful double ruffle of ivory net lace and yellow silk braided cord around the brim. Blue grosgrain ribbon on the edge. Decorated by pansies with blue and turquoise silk and chiffon petals and lilies of the valley. Lovely blue silk ribbon ties.
The material of the basket is straw, adorned with blue taffeta. Inside there are golden millinery lace and orange blossoms. Blue silk ribbon bow adorns the handle.
The Dress measures 7” (18 cm) across shoulders seams, 15” (38 cm) shoulder to hemline, 15" ( 38 cm) around waist and 17” (43 cm) around the chest. The sleeves measures 5" from under arm to hemline and 7" from shoulder seam to hemline. The Hat measures 14” (35 cm) side to side through the front. The Basket measures 2 3/4” (7 cm) x 2” (5 cm) at the base and height is 4,5” (11 cm) with handle included.
Excellent condition except for some tiny holes on the net lace due to age. This antique net lace piece still has the original label: "E. Lafrance" Fabulous appliqué work of orange blossoms. Delicate charm of spring…Rare find!
This listing is for the dress, hat and basket only, the doll is not included. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any question. Thanks for visiting my shop!