The waist is very tightly ruched separated by the piping attached to gads of very tight cartridge pleats. A full skirt that would have.
The long cap sleeves and sleeve cuffs are decorated with delightfully unique narrow ruffles. The bodice has drop shoulders which creates a gathering fullness that is similar to the 1890s. Style which gives more room for a larger bust. The back is constructed in a typical V with the ruching at the waist creating a gathered appearance flowing upwards. A large size than normally found, approx 16" shoulder to shoulder, 36"/37" bust, 32" waist, mid shoulder to hem 56" and 132" wide at the bottom hemline laying flat and across.
This dress is in very good condition - not faded or discolored. When I acquired it, it was dusty and dirty w marks that I could only think it had been a work dress.I have carefully soaked and laundered it to find that the fabric and. Stitching are still is in exceptional sturdy condition and now overall clean with some faint leftover dirt marks, few very small pinholes, in the front a 1/2" slit, in the back near the waist is a hole the size of a quarter and one that is 1".
The hem has been left out and there are some small holes from removing the stitches. However, because of my photography lighting, the camera accents all this.
When seeing it in front of you, the marks are faint. A perfect example of a working woman's dress of the 1840s era. It will be an exquisite addition to any serious collection, especially when consider the size. I have to admit, my photos are not doing this delightful dress justice. Our storage and office areas are smoke environments.If you feel there is an issue please allow us an opportunity to communicate with you. The item "PRE POST CIVIL WAR 1840 VICTORIAN PLAID GINGHAM COTTON WORK DAY DRESS LG SIZE" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses".
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