A 1890's Victorian Gibson girl child's dress. Made in a blue and white stripe plaid fabric with ruffle yoke, the dress has puffy sleeves ending in a deep cuff at the wrist. The sleeves are fully lined with the same plaid fabric, only to the cuff.
This extra thickness of the double fabric tends to give the sleeve more stiffening of the Gibson girl look. Button back to the waist with white china buttons and hand worked button holes. Full gathered skirt with an inside pocket on one side. A pretty blue and white novelty braid edges the round neck as well as embellishing the edge of the ruffle.
Length of the dress is 32" long, from shoulder to hem. 8-1/2" across the shoulders, from side to side. Sleeve length is 15-1/2" long, including the cuff. The cuff, itself is 5-1/4" in length. 24" around the chest and 22"around the waist. Width of the ruffle is 4" wide.
Dress is offered as found as it does show wear. There are frayed areas at the neck line, and elsewhere on the bodice. Mends and holes to the bodice, yoke and some to the skirt area of the dress. Mostly to the bodice and most to the front side. The novelty braid is loose from part of the neck line.
Still the dress has great style and so suitable for research ... or just to admire. Even with the damage it would display very well. Just not a dress to be worn.