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A Classic Victorian or 'Belle Epoque' era Child's Dress

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THIS ITEM IS RESERVED++++THANK YOU SO MUCH+++++


Do you remember Eloise who lived at the Plaza Hotel, or Madeleine who walked in 2 straight lines with her companions?

Well perhaps this dress once belonged to one of them!

This little dress is just a charming reminder of a time long gone.

Handmade of soft white muslin or batiste cotton fabric this little dress is just dripping with lace, inset down the front, edging the sleeves and hem and even as little ruffles over the shoulders. The lace is set off by rows and rows of little tucks...a classic example of the type. This dress has snaps sewn down the back to close it so we think it probably dates from the 1930s-40s. We've added a new blue satin ribbon at the dropped waist as the original has disappeared.

This vintage French dress measures 25 inches long from shoulder to hem, 9 inches across at the shoulders, 12 1/2 inches across at the underarms of the full gathered bodice and 14 inches across when flat at the dropped waist.

We estimate this would fit a child of from about 2 to 4 depending on body type...please check the measurements we give.

This dress is in excellent vintage condition with only a tiny hole at the back lost in the folds and a few breaks here and there in the lace but these could be mended with a few quick stitches and would be un-noticed in the overall fanciness of this dress . It is delicate but entirely wearable....perhaps for a special birthday, as a flower girl dress or a charming portrait. We do think it should have a little slip made to wear under it which would be an easy job for a good seamstress.


This very sweet dress will come to you freshly hand-laundered using fine non-allergenic French soap and ironed.
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From our FRENCH VINTAGE LINENS AND ANTIQUES shop on ETSY


Our Etsy #0280

Price: $155.00 NOW $75.00

If you wish to see more detailed photos, please ask.

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Shipping from France for this item will be $7.50 to anywhere in the world by French Priority Airmail. If you wish to insure your parcel, shipment will be by French Colissimo which includes insurance, a tracking number and delivery on signature for added security. We offer this shipment option at $27.50 which will be less than our actual cost.

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PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT US FOR FURTHER DETAILS OR MORE PHOTOS. We'll just need your email address to send photos.

Also we have a large stock of French vintage linens, baby clothes, Christening gowns, nightgowns, bed linens, table linens. Ask us if you are looking for something special.

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RESERVED FOR NAOMI Victorian Dress Girl of 2 to 4 Vintage French with Lots of Lace and Tucks

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1920s
  • Material: cotton batiste
  • Feedback: 497 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Theil, France
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