Antique Wool Challis Fall/winter day Dress Flower print. Original pre Civil War era, woman's day or work dressKILLER FABRIC! A Fabulous print in autumn color floral wool challis fabric.Neckline, armyces and the waistband are all piped. Hem is hand loomed early tape and hook and eyes well made. Very tight cartridge waist pleats to create a very full skirt or a hoop.
In overall good condition with evidence of wear for this age, some wear spots and some small holes. The hem has interior fading or whiting and a section of tape has worn off the hem, nod doubt from a carriage wheel or just rubbing the cobblestone walks. I have seen people take these apart and sell just the sleeves for doll dresses, then the bodice, parts of the skirt etc. The fabric does not surface often, especially in this large size and amount of fabric available.See my ruler for waist and under arm sizing, skirt is full and center back measurement is 55. The item "ANTIQUE 1850 CIVIL WAR WORK DAY WOOL CHALLIS FLORAL PRINT DRESS LG FABRIC" is in sale since Monday, September 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses".
The seller is "auntiesgladrags" and is located in Honey Brook, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.