A home sewn child's blouse and over tunic in blue voile fabric. Dating from the Edwardian to the later teen years of the 19th century, the white cotton blouse is made in a high waist style (in other words, made higher than the waist). A square neck line in front, rounded in back, trimmed in lace.
Nine tucks on the center front part of blouse. The short sleeves are also trimmed with the same lace and three tucks. Three buttons on one of the shoulders to ease the fit over the head. The over blouse or tunic is made in a blue voile fabric. It is sleeveless with hem stitching in white, around the armholes and neckline. The same hemstitching follows the sides and bottom of the hem. Slash openings for a blue satin ribbon sash to either tie or hang loosely.
Condition: The white blouse has a bit of oxidation under one arm. One white button missing from the shoulder. I am sure I can find a matching or something which will blend. The blouse has not been laundered and should to freshen.
The blue tunic: Very nice. I didn't see any problems. A few tiny mark in the blue satin sash but no holes or tears. The ribbon is probably a rayon-silk.
Size: Blouse: 9-1/2"long from the neck line to hem. 12" across from shoulder to shoulder. 28" around the chest and bottom hem. Sleeve length is 7-1/2"long. 10" around the hem of sleeve.
Tunic: Center back is 10"long. Neckline at the shoulder to the hem is 18" long. 30" around the chest. Length from underarm side seam to hem is 11-3/4 long.