Victorian Silk Plaid Dress, 1800s Green and Dark Pink Blouse and Bustle Skirt, XS 30 bust

$450.00
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Victorian Silk Plaid Dress, 1800s Green and Dark Pink Blouse and Bustle Skirt, XS 30 bust

ERA: True vintage item from the around the1870s
MEASUREMENTS: the blouse is 14 inches long in the front, 29 inches long down the back, it will fit a 30 inch bust, 24 inch waist. Shoulders are 14 inches wide and sleeves are 20 inches long.
The skirt is 42 inches long, 24 inch waist, 102 inch skirt sweep.
MATERIAL: silk with cotton lining
LABEL: none
Silk plaid top and skirt in a green-beige and dark pink with white lines. The top has buttons down the front that are covered in mauve silk fabric. Scalloped fabric down the front with solid silk trim along the edges. Scallop on the top of each shoulder and on the cuffs. The front is short and fitted to the waist with a band on the front. The back of the shirt is longer with more scalloped fabric down the back, pleated scallops on the back of the waist and around the bottom edge of the longer section. 3 plaid bows down the long section, they also have solid trim. Fully lined in brown cotton. All of the scallops on both pieces are also backed in brown cotton.
Full skirt with cotton waistband and full brown cotton lining. Scalloped fabric down the front with solid silk trim along the edges. Long hidden pocket within the scallop trim. More layers of trimmed scalloped fabric around the bottom of the skirt. Shown with a petticoat underneath which is NOT included.
There is an extra piece of the silk/cotton that looks like a collar was going to be made from it.

CONDITION: The set is in very good condition for it's age. It doesn't have noticeable issues. The fabric is sound with some minor splits in the silk. I would recommend this dress be for collecting or display only and not be worn.
The blouse is in very good condition. There was a lace collar that I removed due to damage. The fabric is worn off of the centers of the buttons down the front. There are some tiny splits in the silk on the front of the neck. It looks like the buttons were once further left - there are old stitch marks from where they were originally. There is some fraying and stitching coming undone on some of the solid trim. There is no hook or closure on the waist band, there are multiple tiny pin holes as if the waistband were pinned in place. There is a perspiration stain under both arms. There are several small splits in the silk on the front of the blouse. Scattered spots and small stains on the front and the back of the blouse. The side seams were let out, leaving behind marks and a few splits in the silk. There is a 1-1/2 inch split in the silk on the underside of one sleeve.
The skirt is very good. Some of the solid trim is fraying and coming unsewn in several areas. There are scattered stain on the dress including a spill-like stain down the front of the skirt and another on the back of the skirt. There are several holes in the wool trim along the bottom edge of the skirt.

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Height 16.00
Depth 4.00