C.1897. A young girl's one piece dress made
of creme colored wool, with handmade lace trim at the neckline and sleeve cuffs.
The dress does not look like it was ever worn, but it does have storage damage. There are rust colored age specks on the bodice
front and on the front of the skirt. There is also a rust colored stain on the left front side of the skirt which looks as if something dripped on it. Surprisingly, there isn't that much moth damage as you would expect. There are a few little moth holes
scattered throughout the dress (mostly on the skirt) and a partically eaten front hem. The skirt is very full so many
of the little holes aren't that obvious. The front of the lace also has a rust stain.
The dress is strong enough to be worn by a little girl to a period event or would look lovely displayed. It looks like it would fit a tall 6-7 year old. Shoulders 10 1/2", chest 28 1/2", waist 24", length 37", sleeve 19". There is a hidden pocket and the dress fastens at the back
(Formerly L. Hidic)