Here is a lovely old mourning dress for a French Fashion size doll of about 17" tall. It is made of a beautiful old black silk which is still shiny and soft with antique tulle lace about the shoulders and under on the skirt. There is a black netting that runs along the front of the skirt and along the bottom with an additional gold cord. The separate top has mourning jet trim along the collar and the bottom.
The silk is in very good condition but as you see the antique lace is very tattered; the jet trim has some beads missing and the top has lost it's hook eye closure so I just use a pin to fasten. I think it still displays well. Someone added some type of a 'bustle' and sewed it into the back and that is not original to the skirt but it works ok, I guess.
In total it measures 13" long, 10 around the waist and 4" in length on the puffy sleeves that slender to the ends. I do not know if it is original antique made or vintage made out of antique materials; I bought it as an antique. I do not know if the lace can be fixed, I bought it this way and I just leave it as it is, sometimes it's like that with antique fabrics.
*the little white bouquet is not included; listing is for the 2 piece dress only
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