Antique 1800s Renaissance Hip Pannier Dotted Swiss Cotton Gauze Dress
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Antique 1800s Renaissance Hip Pannier Dotted Swiss Cotton Gauze Dress:
a An amazing antique dress in a Swiss dotted cotton gauze. The dress has a removable collar ~ a lined bodice ~ elbow length sleeves with over the elbow bell cuffs ~ a wide hip pannier ~ a sweeping full skirt ~ and hook and eye closures down the back of the dress. Also included is a gauze shawl that was with the dress but you can see in the photo that it's not in great condition
VINTAGE ~ ~ 1800s
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FABRIC ~ ~~ cotton gauze
MEASUREMENTS ~ ~~ 56 1/2" length, 15 3/4" shoulder to waist, 33" bust, 26" waist, 15 3/4" across the shoulder seams, 163" hem sweep.
CONDITION ~ ~ Considering it's age, the dress is in fabulous antique condition. The fabric is still sound and strong. You can see in the last three photos that there's some damage on one of the sleeves ~ there's a large 2 1/2" x 1 1/4" repair above the back waist seam ~ and there's a small tear at the neckline. Also, not shown in the photos is a 1" x 1/2" hole above the hemline of the skirt ~ a couple of other smaller holes at the bottom of the skirt (nothing at all major) ~ some light spots in one area above the hemline of the skirt ~ a little wear by the hook and eye closures ~ ~ and what looks like dusty/dirty fold lines. The collar is in excellent condition.
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VINTAGE CLOTHING MAY HAVE TO BE WASHED BEFORE WEARING AS THEY MORE THAN LIKELY HAVE BEEN HANGING IN A CLOSET FOR DECADES OR STORED AWAY IN AN ATTIC. I VERY RARELY EVER WASH THEM AND NEVER REPAIR ANY OF THEM AND THEY COME TO YOU JUST AS I FIND THEM.