1800s Antique Black Polished Cotton Plain Victorian Plus Size Apron Dress Set Details:
- plain antique dress dates to possibly a 30 year period anywhere from 1870 - late 1890s
- dress made on sewing machine
- bodice is lined in a muslin fabric with black metal large hook and eyes at center front
- 4 front bust darts coming from waistline
- could have been for a servant or for house wear, may have had detachable collar and cuffs originally
- doesn't look like it was worn much
- inner dress has black polka dot hemline and same polka dot inner pocket
- dress form shoulder was set at 59" to bottom of dress form platform when images were taken
- best for approximately a modern size 16 but please base purchase off of actual measurements
Condition: very good
- two repairs to dress with mercerized cotton thread and parts of dress from inner seams
- one of the repairs where front of dress at front opening had torn (not a great repair but stabilized it from tearing, one area at back of dress near hem where had likely been stepped on
- tried to get all fuzzy threads off but when padded dress form, many fuzzy threads came off on dress from padding
- has not been cleaned but no odors
Measurements: taken with garment lying flat and some measurements doubled when needed
Bust - 48"
Waist - 38"
Shoulders - 17.5"
Hips - open due to amount of skirt fabric
Bicep - 18"
Shoulder to Waist - 16"
Length - 54"
Skirt Sweep - 95"
Waist - end to end of ties - 47"
Length - 34.5"
- no labels but both apron and skirt fabric marked "Sterling Black" and "3/4" in a red orange print next to fabric edging on inside of dress/apron
Shipping: Once a package leaves my hands with USPS or UPS it is out of my control. I do not refund if packages are lost in the mail or do not arrive in the expected time as this is beyond my control. I try to ship the day of an order or the next day if ordered Sunday - Friday but must wait until Monday to ship packages ordered Saturday or Sunday.
Follow me on social media for previews, new items and promotions that only happen there.
Please see my return policy prior to purchasing along with my info on vintage fitting and sizing. Layaway unavailable for first 30 days an item is newly listed. Thanks so much for looking. Let me know if you have any questions. Happy shopping and may the vintage goddesses and gods always shine down on you!