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SALE! 30% off orig.

For special occasions or every day to feel pretty.

Well made in America with care. The only one.

Handcrafted, altered cotton lawn and lace blouse created from an unfinished, authentic Edwardian Era shirtwaist and a variety of antique/vintage cotton laces in pale shades from cream to vanilla. Loose, flared side cut. Wrinkles easily for instant worn-in look.

Semi-sheer. Wear over cami, halter dress, slip or tee.

Hand sewn pintucks & buttonholes, chevron insert lace and raised embroidered floral at center front lend a graceful aesthetic rarely found in modern, mass-produced apparel. Original natural shell pearl buttons.

I pieced two kinds of very fine, narrow antique lace to make a wider sleeve trim. Another vintage, randomly pleated lace for the asymmetrical ruffle collar. Inner neckline neatly finished w/ vintage, all cotton cream bias tape. Simple floral lace at hem for finish & proper length.

Button up back but slips over head w/ only a couple undone. Can also be worn reversed, if you're petite, as a singly buttoned cardigan jacket w/ handkerchief hem at front, cropped & swingy at back.

NOTE: I meticulously mended a few tiny holes in fabric body and lace, barely noticeable & do not detract, in my opinion, but rather part of the tattered character of this garment. Also, I reinforced a small area on back, between two buttonholes, with cotton bias. It's not visible on outside. Any other loose spots in insert lace, seen in detail photo, will also be neatly mended prior to shipping. Just so you know!

Rarely found larger antique size that fits the modern small, medium gal. Take your measurement to compare & be sure of fit; allow for ease.

Measurements flat:
Bust - ~21" across at armhole base
Waist - Free
Hip - Free
Shoulders - 15.25" across back at shoulder seam
Length - approx 21" shoulder to hem, front
Sleeve - 4" armhole base to hem
Armhole depth - ~9.5"

Pre-washed fabric, lace (hot) to ensure cleanliness, integrity and minimize shrinkage.

Conscientious craftsmanship with serged edges where I cut, pinked fabric edges from previous construction.

CARE: Please, hand wash only in delicate soap, spot of gentle shampoo. No bleach. Cold/tepic water is best. Line dry or lowest heat dryer; remove when a bit damp. Steam iron, low setting, if desired.

PAYMENT: Accepted only by credit/debit card via Google Checkout secure processing service OR mailed money order/cashier's check. International buyers pay via Google Checkout. I MANUALLY GENERATE MY GOOGLE CHECKOUT INVOICES after order is placed through Etsy.

©2008 and beyond BreadandRoses2™. All rights reserved. Images, text & props are the property of Breadandroses2™. Copying item or reproduction of content is prohibited without express written consent. Copyright does not transfer with sale.

SUMMER SALE Recycled antique cotton lawn & lace blouse - eco vintage

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: repurposed antique cotton lawn fabric, antique and vintage lace, natural pearl buttons, thread, creativity and tlc
  • Feedback: 358 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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