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Vintage Turn of the Century 1910 Edwardian Size 6 Indigo and Cream Dress

£350.00

Product description

Its a great piece for any period fashion collection or antique dress collector, this dress is not just a display item it would equally be great for a historical re-enactor as it is meant to be worn, just like it has been over the last 100 years.

This historic ensemble comes as a pair, with an indigo and cream fitted bodice and a matching floor length flared skirt.
The bodice is made of discharge printed cotton with a contrasting deep indigo and cream pattern, a technique invented by James Thomson in 1826 specifically for indigo dyes, has a high fitted collar joining with a pleated cream front. Along with a gathered sleeve that puffs out slightly at the top, with added velvet ribbon decoration at the top and bottom of the sleeve in combination with a flared cuff. The inside has been boned with either whale boning or steel vertically down to the waist to create structure and stop the fabric from losing its shape. The skirt like the jacket is made of the same cotton, and is a combination of 5 panels and pleated that create a beautiful flare along with a decorative gathered peplum around the bottom with similar velvet ribbon decoration. The entire dress has been made using a mixture of hand stitching and machine stitching, and has no label meaning it was most probably made either by a seamstress or home made as commercial sewing machines where popular with house wives at the time.

This beautiful Edwardian dress would have been worn as a day dress by a middle class lady through the 1910 decade, and if you can imagine would have been worn while walking to the market for the weekly shop or even seen in church on a Sunday morning. Desirably this dress would be worn over the top of a corset and bustle and fasten completely up the front, unfortunately we had neither the corset or a small enough model for the bodice to fasten completely up the front.

This outfit has been through lots use and is in remarkable condition considering it is over 100 years old. Due to this there is slight damage to the bodice with a few loose and missing stitches and a few holes on the interior of the jacket, nothing a needle and thread couldn't fix. Both garments have a significant amount of fading but this is all part of the charm of the piece.

These rare Edwardian finds are undoubtedly a unique and exceptional treasure and this piece is a great start to a collection or even a great addition to an already established collection.

Bodice
Neck: 15inch (38cm)
Front Length: 16inch (41cm)
Back length: 18inch (45.5cm)
Waist: 25 inch (63cm)
Chest: 35inch (89cm)
Sleeve: (Shoulder to Wrist) 23inch (58.5cm)

Skirt
Waist: 24inch (61cm)
Length waist to hem: 37inch (94cm)

Consult an antique garment specialist before cleaning this garment

This item will be delivered to you by DHL courier at no extra charge

Item details

Size:
6
Colour:
Blue
Brand:
Handmade vintage
Brand type:
Unbranded
Condition:
Used: good
Decade:
Pre 1920
Fabric:
Cotton
Type:
Full length dress

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About this item

Its a great piece for any period fashion collection or antique dress collector, this dress is not just a display item it would equally be great for a historical re-enactor as it is meant to be worn, just like it has been over the last 100 years.

This historic ensemble comes as a pair, with an indigo and cream fitted bodice and a matching floor length flared skirt.
The bodice is made of discharge printed cotton with a contrasting deep indigo and cream pattern, a technique invented by James Thomson in 1826 specifically for indigo dyes, has a high fitted collar joining with a pleated cream front. Along with a gathered sleeve that puffs out slightly at the top, with added velvet ribbon decoration at the top and bottom of the sleeve in combination with a flared cuff. The inside has been boned with either whale boning or steel vertically down to the waist to create structure and stop the fabric from losing its shape. The skirt like the jacket is made of the same cotton, and is a combination of 5 panels and pleated that create a beautiful flare along with a decorative gathered peplum around the bottom with similar velvet ribbon decoration. The entire dress has been made using a mixture of hand stitching and machine stitching, and has no label meaning it was most probably made either by a seamstress or home made as commercial sewing machines where popular with house wives at the time.

This beautiful Edwardian dress would have been worn as a day dress by a middle class lady through the 1910 decade, and if you can imagine would have been worn while walking to the market for the weekly shop or even seen in church on a Sunday morning. Desirably this dress would be worn over the top of a corset and bustle and fasten completely up the front, unfortunately we had neither the corset or a small enough model for the bodice to fasten completely up the front.

This outfit has been through lots use and is in remarkable condition considering it is over 100 years old. Due to this there is slight damage to the bodice with a few loose and missing stitches and a few holes on the interior of the jacket, nothing a needle and thread couldn't fix. Both garments have a significant amount of fading but this is all part of the charm of the piece.

These rare Edwardian finds are undoubtedly a unique and exceptional treasure and this piece is a great start to a collection or even a great addition to an already established collection.

Bodice
Neck: 15inch (38cm)
Front Length: 16inch (41cm)
Back length: 18inch (45.5cm)
Waist: 25 inch (63cm)
Chest: 35inch (89cm)
Sleeve: (Shoulder to Wrist) 23inch (58.5cm)

Skirt
Waist: 24inch (61cm)
Length waist to hem: 37inch (94cm)

Consult an antique garment specialist before cleaning this garment

This item will be delivered to you by DHL courier at no extra charge

Size:
6
Colour:
Blue
Brand:
Handmade vintage
Brand type:
Unbranded
Condition:
Used: good
Decade:
Pre 1920
Fabric:
Cotton
Type:
Full length dress

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