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Printed cotton day dress

Printed cotton day dress
C.1865-1869. Cotton print dress. Delicate cotton print with red rose pattern. Hand and machine sewing. The bodice is lined in cotton and has a button front closure with double ruffled edge. Bell sleeves with 2 ruffles around each cuff. The skirt is finely cartridge pleated onto the waist of the bodice with a very full hem. The very fine cotton is fragile and has some small splits and the sleeves have damage although difficult to see with the busy print. Bust 34, waist 26, skirt length 43. (Formerly Melanie Talkington)