From the early 1900s, an Edwardian era shirtwaist (aka blouse) in bright white, crisp cotton lawn.
- Jewel neck
- Longer-in-front pigeon-bust bodice with chain-stitch embroidery at front
- Long, pointed, lace-trimmed sleeves have slightly puffed sleeve heads and groups of tiny pintucks along the length
- Gathered back waist with ties to adjust fit
Labels: none - almost certainly commercially made
Condition: strong and wearable with only minor glitches including a few tiny holes and marks (see photos). note that the back placket has no closure and will need a series of hooks&eyes or snaps (we will add them for a fee, please inquire) or buttons (you're on your own making the holes, please inquire about antique buttons).
*This antique blouse is freshly laundered and ready to wear.*
(taken with blouse lying flat and pinned with back placket fully overlapping. Each measurement could be 0.5"/1.25cm larger if the placket did not completely overlap)
neck circumference: 12.5"/31.75cm
shoulders across top: 14"/35.5cm
sleeves all the way to point: 26.5"/67.25cm
bust: unexpanded 32"/81.25cm
waist: fully expanded is 34"/86.25cm, meant to be cinched smaller
front length: 21.5"/54.5cm (meant to blouse over)
back length down center: to waistband center 15.5"/39cm, to hem 17"/43cm
☞ Our items are not newly manufactured "vintage style" pieces. They are true vintage, at least 30 years old. Please read condition report provided above. ☜
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