Breathtaking bohemian style antique 1910s cotton lawn net lace dress featuring embroidered 'oranges' and floral bobbin lace trim! The sheer cotton lawn has raised padded stitch embroidery in pale and dark golden yellow ~ I'm unsure if the color variation is due to fade or if it was meant to be varied.
Her bodice is comprised of three layers starting with a dainty lace trimmed sleeveless V neck cotton lawn under bust with center snap closures. Super soft cotton net makes up the second layer (on front only) with light gathers extending up from waistband accented with floral bobbin lace trim which is sandwiched between the cotton lawn and net peeking out from both sides of front bust. Tiny crochet accents buttons run down the center of net lace layer with hidden snap closures underneath. The cotton net bodice layer does have long cascading bell sleeves with embroidery between pintuck gathers near hems. Overtop the cotton net is the sleeveless embroidered cotton lawn vest with scalloped lace trim edges. The back shoulder / nape has attached bobbin lace that is partially concealed by a sheer net back collar.
A gathered net cummerbund encircles the waist and a double layered sweeping floor length skirt emerges with a cotton lawn under layer followed by a cotton net top layer accented with horizontal bands of embroidered cotton lawn with open drawn work. Two embroidered net sashes extend down the back skirt at waistband, which I've tied across in front.
In addition to the center front bodice closures, the front and back left sides of bodice have snaps that close onto the front and back left sides of skirt.
The flowing style is very feminine and the delicately soft supple fabrics feel like a dream when wearing. With that being said, putting her on wasn't an easy feat although somehow I was able to get this on myself but an additional hand will help immensely.
Content: Cotton lawn, raised padded stitch embroidery, cotton net, bobbin lace
Best Fit: XS
Length: 52 1/12" (front) and 54" (back)
Shoulder Width: 14 3/4"
Condition: Good to Good+
Most notable issue which is concealed well in folds of skirt is yellow bleed throughout skirt from embroidery. It doesn't pop out when wearing, but if you examine you'll see it. Color variation of embroidery. Some spotting at lace on nape & upper left side by zigzag wire collar stay. 3 minor spots on lawn and net shoulder that are concealed by vest.
She presents beautifully even with her flaws!
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