Adorable 1900s blue and white polka dot bodice with such a special lace collar! It is Irish Limerick lace with flowers and harps!
The fabric is very soft, likely a cotton/silk blend. Bodice is boned with hook and eye closures down the center front of the inner bodice and outer fabric later has hook and thread closures.
It is a very short length. There is an inner cotton waistband and hooks at the back/inside the bodice to attach to a skirt.
Homemade dress shields sewn into the underarms of the bodice. The boning channels appear to be homemade as well. There is padding in the bust area.
+++ Measurements +++
29" inner cotton waistband
30" outer waist (waist sits a bit higher than natural waist)
Varying length from 13" at the shortest on the sides and 16.5" at the middle front.
+++ Condition +++
Really lovely condition, especially considering age. Some minor discoloration/small stains to the lace at the collar. A bit of rust on the hooks and eyes at the collar. Some faint discoloration to the lining.
This piece is clean and wearable with care.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.