Be different. Wear UNIQUE, QUALITY items ! Mix it!
SUPERB Edwardian Lawn / Tea Dress in great condition for its age. So this one ,as many Lawn dresses that I source in good condition, was practically unwearable because of its TINY waist. Usually shoulders and hips are ok. So I decided to do something about it and i will be doing some small changes to be able to give this beauties a second life. They deserve it, and you too!
Check the STUNNING embroidery and embellishments of this antique dress.So I made it fit my mannequin that is a size Medium by removing some buttons in the bodice leaving the back open in a small partand adding 2 lace ribbons to be used as a belt. Watch pictures carefully. I think the result is beautiful and now some Small / Medium lucky one will be able to bring this beauty lo life. That’s my purpose.
And the dress looks also beautiful the other way round! Last picture. Maybe use it with a vest under. So its two dresses in one! Pictured both ways.
Measurements: garment lying flat.
Waist 12” (open).
Hips: 18 1/2”.
End Width: 33”
Total Lenght from Shoulder: 51 1/4”
For your reference the mannequin is a women size Medium and it’s measurements are:
Bust: 88 cm / 34.64”
Waist: 66 cm / 25.98”
Hips: 90 cm / 35.43”
The model is a size Small and her Measurements are:
Bust: 81.28 cm / 32
Waist: 68.58 cm / 27”
Hips: 88.9 cm / 35”
I think would fit S/M but PLEASE CHECK MEASUREMENTS BEFORE PURCHASE! Antique hand made items where handmade and differ to standard sizes. Please check the measurements closely for determining fit. I do not give sizes for vintage items as women’s sizes are not standardized and a majority of these dresses were homemade or specialty made to fit one person. Also if vintage items are size tagged they usually run smalller comparing to the actual sizes. A good method to check is to measure a similar item that fits and compare.
If you have any questions about the fit feel free to ask, I am happy to help.
Condition: Excellent for its age! NO stains. No damages.Only the snaps in the collar are rusted and stained a bit. Pictured.
PLEASE check measurements before purchase. A good method is to measure a similar item that fits and compare.
Please remember that Vintage Items have been previously worn and loved so a small flaw may go unnoticed.
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Please Note :
Any accessories used in the picture are not included, there are there to show how the outfit could be worn or a decorative object. I need to be honest. I sell Vintage and Antique Clothing and I would say anything before 30s should be treated with care and worn with care. Mostly these items will be fragile especially 20s silk or Edwardian very fine Muslin. Some can not handle stress and will tear easily. Should be bought a size bigger where possible or should be a little loose on.
This is Vintage or antique, items will not look brand new modern clothing from the shops.
Things to consider when buying Edwardian or Victorian clothing:
- If an item is marked XS but looks loose and big! it really is XS on the upper body shoulder opening of the arm. It may look big and loose but the shoulders or opening of the arm will be small, or the waist.
- The sleeves may not be long to the wrist but more of a 3/4.
- Buttons also may vary in shape and size on the same blouse, these blouses are old and would have lost buttons along the way.
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