A Victorian late 1880's 1890's child's dress that would be suitable for costuming a doll. The small size dress is in a drab brown cotton fabric with hand embroidery in a plum color. The fancy work edges the round neck line, sleeve edge, yoke, waist band and hem line.
Completely buttons down the back with 15 gold metal buttons in an incised decorative style. The dress is further embellished with a large bow sash fastening to the back. Dress is completely lined.
Size is small, measuring 20-1/2" long from the neck line to hem. 7-1/2" across the shoulders from one side to the other. Chest is 20-1/2" around. Waist is 20" around. Sleeve length is 7-1/2" long. 5" opening around the wrist area.
Condition: Some spotting and frays to the fabric. Most notable on the yoke. However, the dress is lined so stabilizes the fabric.
Dress a doll, a child or just enjoy this piece of the past.