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Purple Wool Day Dress

Purple Wool Day Dress
C.1896- 1897. Royal purple wool dress. Lovely brilliant purple shade in wool sateen.
This bodice closes with hooks and eyes down the front. Fully lined with cotton ticking and boned with waist tape. Tucked front, slightly bloused at center front. Neck trimming of ivory silk bengaline with tatted lace overlay. Long sleeves, slightly puffed at top. Ivory silk cuffs overlaid with tatted lace. Bust 32", waist 24", back length 16".
A line skirt with double ruffle hem. Purple cotton underskirt with hidden pocket. Some fading to hem of petticoat. Hook and eye closure. Skirt waist 24", length 36". The skirt has some moth damage with holes 1/4" up to 1" size, small moth bites in bodice.
(Melanie Talkington)