Wonderful example of a late 1890s to early 1900s Victorian Edwardian walking suit or riding suit! Made of soft wool gabardine in a tannish brown toffee hue with deep burgundy cotton velvet trim accenting the bodice.
The bodice has a standing collar neckline with a center velvet yoke piece that hooks onto the interior left side bodice up to side neckline. Arrow point trim pieces with fantastic stitch-work overlay the velvet ending in a small V on backside and crossing over in the front secured with a hidden snap closure. Pleated seams extend down the front and back shoulders and a subtle blouson pigeon breast unfolds. The long bishop sleeves also have vertical pleat seams and gathers at hem just above the velvet cuff. A partially attached waistband with stitch-work ends in a slight V at center waist. Interior hooks at inner back sides connect to the skirt aligning the pleats of the bodice to those of the skirt. The bodice has a cotton interior with boning at each and with hook and eyes down front. The velvet inset is lined with cotton and also has hooks that close onto interior eyes at cotton. The outermost wool pigeon breast has 5 hooks and fabric eye closures. 4 of the fabric eyes were broken and I've re-stitched thread through for them to be workable.
The sweeping 6 paneled floor length skirt feature vertical trim pieces with arrow points separating each panel. The center back has a large pleat creating a lovely cascading effect. The skirt is fully lined with polished burgundy cotton and has velvet at interior hem with short brown fringe sweeping the hemline. Two hook and eye closures at waistband with two additional eyes at sides that connect to hooks on inner back of jacket.
Content: Wool gabardine, polished cotton, cotton velvet
Best Fit: XS
Length: 39 - 39 1/2"
Length: 15 1/4 - 16"
Shoulder Width: 13 1/4"
Sleeve Length: Approx. 25" (shoulder seam to outer sleeve hem)
Jacket and skirt are in very good structurally condition - the boning is entirely intact as well as linings. Both bodice and skirt have some moth chews (mostly on skirt). Underarms are darkened and area underneath cross-over bodice. Markings on left sleeve. Interior cotton under bust has a 4" vertical darn on right side near seam. Interior armpit shields have hardened. Skirt has quite a few blemishes / discolorations.
Please enlarge pics for details. I've tried to shown all the discolorations and most of the moth chews. Email for images of interior darn to cotton.
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