Effie

Original mid - late 1800s two-piece day dress with crochet and lace detail and original buttons

Effie

 

Mid - late 1800s two-piece day dress . Bought in the late 90s from Portabello

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Waist: (Bodice) 36cm (Skirt) 28cm
Chest: 42cm
Length: (Bodice - from neck) 56cm (Skirt) 102cm
Sleeve: 53cm

(Measured flat)

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_Separate bodice and bustle skirt with mini crinoline to the back and shaping to the ruffles and flounces of the skirt. 
_Beautiful details from top to toe are divine: lace work, pleating, shaping, trim, original buttons, corseting and crinoline hoops, mud skirt and tape reinforcement
_Both items are very sadly showing their age and there is visible shattering to the silk, some marking and some fading in patches. The back of the bodice has been re-stitched at the centre seam

For anyone with an interest in historical garment construction or costume - like me - it is a real treasure. It was bought in the early 90s and has been in safe storage since. 

£95