A very appealing girl's Victorian or early 1900's dress. Made for an older girl, perhaps 12 years of age. A wonderful constructed dress with the back of the skirt made on panels that are bias cut. So interesting. The fabric is a white pique, in a medium to heavy weight which, again, lends so well to how the dress is sewn. Dress is a high neck style with the upper part of the bodice made on a yoke.
Whitework embroidery trim separates the yoke area from the gathers of the remainder of the bodice. Long shaped sleeves are accented with a ruffled cap of whitework over the shoulders. Sleeves end with a fabric ruffle at the wrists. Two rows of whitework insertion trim is sewn near the bottom of skirt, above the hem line.
Dress fastens from the neck line to the waist with pearl buttons.
Length of the dress is 35" long from the neck line to the hem. 10-1/2" across from shoulder to shoulder. 29" around the chest. 26" around the waist. 18" long sleeves from shoulder to wrist.
Condition: Has been laundered. The only flaw I found was in the ruffle of the sleeve, just on the very top of shoulder (see photo). It seems to be some weakness to the fabric at this point. However, I feel it could be skillful repaired. Especially if the dress were to be worn, I think it would be better to repair than not.