If so, you will be happy to add this jacket to that skirt and create a lovely walking suit. What has happened is that the sheer "straps" that were holding up the inner red silk are gone. But the red silk lining is in great condition, so it just needs to be held up. Once the lining is fixed, the dress becomes more of a blouson shape. These laces continue into the bodice, with a side gold lame lace around the bustline. The interior bodice is nearly perfect with French seaming and tiny little bows.It's one of those pieces I've had in my personal closet for years!! The original attached belt is still there of a matching ruby velvet ribbon and gold lame. The dress is covered with tiny red beads and larger red beads. High neck, long sleeves with rhinestone trim at cuffs and around "v" neckline. There is a tape inside the back of the skirt which gives the train the right shape.Gown measures up to 34" bust (small cup size), up to 35" hips, 45" - 68" long from shoulders to hems, 70" long sash. First things first, the white ermine fur on this coat needs to be replaced. Measures: 33" bust, 24" waist, though will probably fit a 31" bust better as it's a small back. The only issue is that there is one small section at the side that was repaired (old repair) with a piece of material taken from the extra material turned over inside the waistline.The condition is great with a few minor spots here and there (see photos) and just a bit of wear at the mid sash (see photos). It's very dry and no longer viable, but I'm leaving it on the coat so your furrier can use as a pattern. Again, I used to buy lovely bodices like this and hung them on a padded hanger and then used a simple push pin and hung them all over my walls in my bedroom!!! So the dress used to be longer, and likely had a bit of a train. I get a lot of people asking for gowns that perhaps aren't in perfect condition as it keeps the price affordable...This was a simple day dress worn by a practical women. if you are a great seamstress, you could probably figure out how to increase the size of this piece. Measures: 32" bust, but tiny 10" across back, 26-29" waist skirt, 40" long skirt (with 4" hem). I'd love to say it's in perfect condition, but the velvet has some crushing seen under certain lights in various areas. The only issues are tiny, like an ink mark on the mid-seam back of the skirt (a good drycleaner should be able to remove), the shredding of the silk at the inside hem of only one of the 4 layers (hardly worth mentioning as it can be removed if you want), wear at the skirt waist (not seen when worn), and only the MOST minor tiny other spots on skirt. Measures: 29" bust, 22" waist, 41" long from shoulder to hem in front, 70" long in back. This one is a basic silk jacket of the Gibson Girl era with that fabulous wide large collar front and back.One seam needs sewing at the upper sleeve (easy, but I don't have a sewing machine). You can see a sample on the one sleeve (see photos). All this needs to be spectacular are some wax flowers ornaments. I've been holding off listing this gown because the person who owned it said they believed it to be a Paul Poiret. Needs someone who can deal with the large spot on the bottom of the front (see close-up) and the strange spot on the one sleeve.Measures: up to 32/33" bust, up to 24" waist, up to 34" hips, 58" long from shoulder to hem. Measures: up to 40" bust, up to 38" waist, up to 45" hips, 32" long from shoulder to hem... However, I'm 5'2" and the sleeves are too long for me, so I'd suggest a taller gal is better... I moved on to silk and crepe Edwardian gown and I still have a closet full of my "first babies". So I assume there are other young girls or young women out there who want to get started as I did. This dress needs to go to a good home who will baby it, and give her a facelift! Measures: about 32/33" bust, about 25/26" waist, 56" long from shoulder to hem, 66" long in back (train). I only found one tiny professional repair of black lace in skirt. I would probably wear with a rhinestone buckle belt... The only real issue at all with the dress is one small loss of velvet at the hemline (see photo)... You could hem it up but it's already fairly short, so... you will probably just want to snuggle with this velvet... This blouse if from the mid-1910's, usually worn with a simple skirt or suit. there are tiny age spots here and there and a few minor tiny holes (see photo) near shoulder and upper one sleeve. I have a few large closeup photos of the lace for you to tell me!
Not perfect condition (due to a tiny breaks in the netting all over) but still in remarkable condition for any lace gown about 80 years old. Love the very low back and the lace drape "sleeves" over sleeveless gown. If you've never felt 1930s silk velvet, you are missing something that feels almost as soft as chinchilla. Measures: up to 42" bust, up to 42" waist, up to 45" hips, 47" long from shoulder to hem., but these are meant to be worn large, so will look great on smaller gals as well. Basically in very good condition with just tiny holes (see photos) which you won't really see unless wearing white under. This 2-piece gown has been in my personal collection for about 10 years now.I will be looking over the piece in more detail in the next couple days to make sure it's as great as I think! It's a surprisingly large size with a 40" bust, 32" waist and 14" across back between armseams (usually that's 11-12" for antique gowns), 39" long skirt at front, 48" long skirt in back. HOWEVER, when you look more closely, you will discover that it's a fully embroidered paisley design. This one is a riding habit with the skirt that can be worn down as a skirt, or hiked up (as you see) with the silvertone skirt lifter (that came with it). There is one button missing as well (so I would move the top button down and wear a large pin (cameo) at the top buttonhole.... There is a handwritten tag inside that reads "Lepper Gardner".The mantle is trimmed in long multicolored silk chenille fringe. If you google that, there was a well-known artist and mapmaker in Maine with that name, so perhaps it came from her estate? The BOOTS will be sold SEPARATELY as they are quite special, would have been quite expensive when new and are certainly collectable.These were meant to be worn shorter so your ankles or Edwardian boots would be seen. I can hardly find a thing wrong with it except for one small hole in the long chiffon design element at front. I hate to sell items that aren't in near pristine condition, but every so often one has to allow these pieces to go to those who will love them... But the BEST of this piece is the gemstone silk pattered trim with thin metallic thread for a hint of shine! It was SO fabulous that I had the local Boston ABC-TV station and Boston Globe newspaper Sunday section to photograph my room! The dress follows the japonisme or orientalist fashion very much in vogue. One freckle spot at left hip (see photo), the tiniest ribbon fray at left neckline, a few hooks/eyes that will need replacing/sewing and really the only issue is water spotting on the back satin train (see photos). Measures: up to 34" bust, up to 25" waist (measures 26"), 57" long from shoulder to hem. even though there are two layers of the crepe to the skirt, it's still slightly sheer so you'll want to wear a slip under. on first look this dress is great, but then you look closer and there are issues... Measures: up to 33" bust, 26" underbust waist, 60" long from shoulder to hem in front, 66" long in back. I can't believe this isn't some designer piece from this era.... Check out the photos of this piece and you will see the issues for yourself. Frame it or display it showing off the back which is better than the front.The bodice lining looks to be perfect as does the full black attached slip for skirt! At first glance you will think this is a lovely silk brocade fabric. Shown on a normal size 4/6 mannequin, 24" long from back neck to back hem, so it will fit a current human size (not just the tiny Victorian women! Missing beads, browning of the thread, wear to the silk faille... OR just use the beads to fix another one of these you have! 'm ALWAYS on the hunt for Victorian sidesaddle habits! just two areas of small holes (one lost in folds, the other at the hemline - see photos) and a bit of lining tearing inside skirt hemline. Even the satin INTERIOR of the bodice is gorgeous!!