A swoon worthy ensemble dating to the 1900s. Made of a very fine white cotton lawn that is embroidered in a Japanese style with blossoms and bamboo leaves.
It is interspersed with gorgeous three dimensional Irish crochet, completely hand made. Countless hours went into making each separate panel.The crochet has some charming dangling berries among flower motifs. Originally the blouse and skirt would have had a silk under bodice with a high collar, perhaps in a vibrant color. Therefore the blouse is meant to fit somewhat loosely over the bodice; the back wraps over and has three hook and eye closures. The skirt is shorter in the front and longer in the back. It folds over at the waist in the back and hooks in two places. It has an embroidered long wide panel down the back and is lined in a very fine netting. On the blouse there is a very light pink spot on one cuff that I have not tried to bleach out and one of the eyes is pulling on the fine cotton (underneath where the lace overlaps). There is a very small hole on the skirt (see detail photo) and some tiny pin holes in the fabric underneath the panel that are unseen. The back panel is a bit off set which could be corrected by loosening the waist band an inch or two. I have gently washed and steamed the set, it is in clean wearable condition.
A perfect wedding dress for the vintage bride. Measurements: Blouse: Bust: 19" across measured flat Sleeve (from lace inset to cuff): 9 1/2" Skirt: Waist: 27" (somewhat adjustable) Front length: 37 1/2" Back length: 41. HEAVENLY 1900S EDWARDIAN IRISH CROCHET LACE TEA DRESS WEDDING GOWN EMBROIDERED. Please message me for additional information or photos. I always include detailed photos to illustrate the condition.We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit su. Get images that make Supersized seem small. Tailor your auctions with Auctiva's. The item "HEAVENLY 1900S EDWARDIAN IRISH CROCHET LACE TEA DRESS WEDDING GOWN EMBROIDERED" is in sale since Friday, March 23, 2018.
This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "jennaleavintage" and is located in Richmond, Virginia.
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