Here's a charming doll dress from the late Victorian - 1890's era. The dress is treadle machine sewn, at home, in a maroon and white print calico fabric. Bodice front is gathered to form soft pleats down the front. It has a rounded neck line and long sleeves with ruffle at the wrist. The back opening fastens with hook and thread loops to the waist line. Bodice is also lined with a linen fabric. Full skirt with two decorative stitch lines near the hem.
Measurements: 14-3/4" long from the neck line to the hem. Width across the shoulders from side to side is 4-1/2". 9-1/4" around the waist. 5-1/4" length sleeve. Wrist opening is 3" circumference. 6-1/2" circumference around the neck opening.
Condition: A little bit of fading of the fabric at the neck line and on the top of sleeves. A broken thread loop at the neck line for fastening the dress. Two small holes in the skirt and one small 1/4" long straight tear in the front of skirt. You can tell the holes have been there for a very long time, as the fabric is somewhat frayed around the hole. Even with the flaws, I consider very minor.
Dress would be suitable for a cloth, tin, paper mache or perhaps even a bisque doll.