1890s Dress 3pc Blue Striped Cotton/ Plus Size Victorian


Victorian Walking Suit / Victorian Summer Frock

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1890s Dress 3pc Blue Striped Cotton Plus Size Victorian . This dress is authentic and original .

I bought a nice lot of Victorian to 1920s pieces and they were from a larger ( of that period ) woman .

The dress is 3pcs with a shirtwaist top and full skirt and belt , the fabric is a heavy weight cotton with blue , white and gold vertical stripes.  The shirtwaist has a collar band with stud holes , there are 7 small, matching buttons on either side of the buttons in a wide flat pleat that runs down to waist . Beside these is a short flat pleat from shoulders to mid bust.  The waist is wide and longer in front than back . The back has a slight gather at waist with a cotton tie to gather around front and cinch the waist . The sleeves have have slight gathers at shoulders .

The skirt is full , it has a small waistband and a wide A line to hem . There is wide ruffle at almost the bottom cleverly sewn to look like it is edged in piping . There are 2 long darts at back from waist to lower hips. The center of back has hook and eye closures . There  is a large gusset pleat below the closures that give back of skirt a slight bustle and fullness . The dress has a matching cloth belt .

The condition is almost unworn . The only thing to mention is a stain on hemline front , left ( see pics) . The fabric is crisp and strong

The dress was measured across and doubled :    Top : 38 ” bust / 42″ waist / 21″ length front / 17″ length back/ 22″ sleeve length/ 16″ from armpit around bicep/ 9″ around cuff.        Skirt : 29″ waist ( can be let out 1″)/ 41″ length.

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