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Mauve Wool Day Dress

Mauve Wool Day Dress
C.1897-1899. Mauve wool damask 2 pc dress. Boned bodice with hook closure down front. Fully lined in tan cotton sateen. Ivory silk damask trims front bodice and oversized collar, edged with purple trimming. Long sleeves with ivory silk cuffs and trimming. Bust 34, waist 26, back length 16.
A line skirt is fully lined in cotton sateen with a very stiff hem facing to stand out. The form needed more petticoats to support the skirt. Skirt 24" waist, 37" skirt length. Ivory silk is shattering, especially at collar. One area of wear at center front hem of skirt, approx 1", one hole at side hem of skirt.
(Formerly Melanie Talkington)