Cat No LG0002A & LG002B

1905-09 Original Gowns

Comments by Kay Inverarity

 

c1906

Edwardian gown in greenish silk fabric is very sheer, lined with glazed cotton in the same colour.     

 LG0002A:  The bodice is trimmed with a cream lace yolk and cuffs and the green oversleeves puffed in two puffs above the elbow. The sash is missing and some green threads remain around the edge of the yolk and collar indicating some form of decoration has been removed from here. The bodice is generally in good condition except for bad scuffing where the hooks have worn the fabric under the worked eyes.  

 LG0002B:   The skirt is lined with a foundation skirt of green glased cotton with pleating around the hem. The outer fabric is trimmed with two rows of scoloped ruffels with rosetts at the front sides and back, the fullnes around the waste is pulled in by rows of ruching.  In good condition except one split under the ruffle centre back.    

 

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Cat No.LG0018AB

Edwardian bodice in creamy organdie with a self stripe lattice design, mounted on a lining of greeny blue glazed cotton.  It has a lace yoke and cuffs with puffed upper sleeves in organdie. Pouched bodice  decorated with lace insertion and diamante buckles threaded with green blue satin ribbon.  In good condition except for some rust marks on the left sleeve.