A perfectly charming child's dress from the 1850's Victorian era. The dress is embellished with beautiful fine hand stitching and whitework embroidery, so beautiful to behold. The V shaped inset at the center front of dress is very attractive with a mix of Broderie Anglaise and Ayrshire embroidery.
Further detail of embroidery is added to the waist line and border of the hem. The border hem is astounding of sprigs with round balls (possibly a berry). The style is typical of the period with a scoop neckline and short cap sleeves with a point laying back over the shoulder.
A narrow trimming is attached at the edge of the neck line. The cartridge pleats of the waist band are tiny and fine. as all the stitching on the dress. Five pin tucks decorate the body of the skirt. Loving made for that special child long ago. Dress pinned at the back.
Measurements: Length 20-1/2" long from shoulder to hem. 8-1/2"across from shoulder to shoulder. 20-1/2" around the chest and 20" around the waist.
Condition: Some flaws which have been mended. One in the back and one in the embroidered border of the skirt. A few pin dot holes, but these are minor.