This is made of fine cotton with elaborate hand embroidered lace. There are abundant rows of pin tuck pleats, rows of ruching in between mixed with rows of a criss cross embroidery work on tulle. The long sleeve gown has an ornate panel down the front which is 7 wide at the bodice.
The elaborate embellishment is 16 wide around the hem of the skirt. It has self ties attached at the sides which are 4 1/4" wide by 40" long, they tie in a full bow at the back. The gown opens in the back and closes with 3 mother-of-pearl buttons. It has a 72 sweep at the hem. The dress is matching fabric, sleeveless, closes with two petite buttons on each shoulder.
The bodice is fitted with pleats and gores to a sweeping hem line of 68. Both pieces are in excellent antique condition, clean, sturdy, no stains, no tears. This came from a San Francisco estate, very finely handmade and finished inside and out. (The last photo is the inside or under side of the garments). Two incredible all original Victorian era gowns!
Shown here on a 24 doll. The listing is for the two piece set only (gown and dress) , the doll and bonnet are not included. The written description is based on my opinion and observation of the item.
I do my best, if you have another opinion please feel free to let me know, additional knowledge is always appreciated. The listing is for the items described only, props and display items are not included. Check out my other items. Be sure to add me to your favorites list.I try to note any obvious damage or flaws but there may be flaws or damage not noticed on initial inspection. I do not take anything apart or check every hidden fold. The item "ANTIQUE Victorian era CHRISTENING GOWN & DRESS set 19thC French FIne EMBROIDERY" is in sale since Friday, August 25, 2017. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Children's Vintage Clothing\Christening Outfits". The seller is "reflectionsdru" and is located in Virginia City, Nevada. This item can be shipped worldwide.