This is an antique doll dress for Bisque Dolls. It will fit 20-22 inch dolls. The dress will fit the slender bodies. The dress will fit the dolls with kid or slender bodies. Would not fit a doll with a wide ball-jointed body. Would likely fit most China Heads and Parian dolls. Makes a nice dress for a character doll also.
Circa 1890 to early 1900s.
The dress is white cotton with circles with stars. The bodice is lined with muslin. The textile is a soft cotton and sturdy. The print is interesting; looks like a crescent with attached star. The bodice has a natural waist. Neckline is high with a pinch pleated ruffle at the top. Bodice has a royal blue cotton overlay with three faux-Pearl buttons. Bobbin tape lace adorns both side is blue overlay. The sleeves are short with both the print textile and solid blue with multi-color trim. The multi-trim was added later. Skirt is gently gathered and has two grow seams. The back of the dress has tape lace and closes with four white buttons. Two buttons are different but all are white. There is some wear near the button holes. The dress is both machine and hand sewn and more-than-likely made by the doll owner back in the day.
A nice, sturdy dress with an attractive textile and detailing.
Condition: Very Good
Measurements: Length: 15" Armpit: 5 1/4" Neck opening: approx 7 1/4" Sleeve: 2 3/4" Sleeve circumference approximately 4" Inside sleeve circumference approximately 4" Waist: 5" (flat)
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