This late 1800s, victorian skirt is a dream in lace & lawn. The fabric is off-white, finest sheer lawn fabric with delicate cotton lace tatting & flounces. An over panel on each side positively drips with intricately designed tatting & embroidery. The over panels bunch artfully & meet in the middle of the front with more tatting & drape beautifully at the sides. The underskirt is the same lawn with more ruffle-trimmed flounces & lace tatting.
The fitted waistband fastens with 2 sturdy brass hook & eyes. There are inner loops sewn into the waistband for storage. For it's age, it is in very good vintage condition. It will need a petticoat or slip underneath as it is so sheer. Look at the photos & please note:a missing pair of metal hook & eyes stained the waist band fabric during storage.
Fabric is worn where these were placed. Top edges of the side skirt panels show wear on the ends. There are very tiny shatter holes scattered here & there on the main skirt fabric. The right over panel shows quite a bit of shattering down the front, along with a small area of light discoloration. Lace tatting on the side edge of the right panel has (4) 1 1/2 places that need re-attaching.
Small areas of original repair near there that need attention. (2) 1 1/2 places on the left panel where the fabric need reattaching to the tatting.A dime-sized hole just below the waist opening in the back & a few scattered shatter holes & a tiny discoloration spot on the lower flounce. Measurements: size extra small to smallwaist- 24" around (61 cm)hips- freeskirt length, waistband top to hem- 41" long (104 cm).