1910s Edwardian Art Nouveau Butterfly Embroidered Blouse
Stunning 1910s Edwardian blouse featuring incredible Art Nouveau butterfly embroidery, plus lovely details at the shoulders, pin-tucking throughout and gorgeous lace-trimmed sleeves with a fantastic v-shape accent that swoops down over the back of the hand. Just beautiful paired with walking skirts or modern denim! Unlined, sheer, button closure at back + snap closure at base of neck.
MEASUREMENTS: (taken with garment lying flat; bust & waist doubled for your convenience) →collar: 14 inches →shoulder to shoulder: 20 inches →bust: 24 inches →waist: 46 inches →length: 20 inches →sleeve length: 23 inches →armscye: 8 inches →wrist: 4 inches
ESTIMATED SIZE: Medium-Large; sleeves are a bit narrow. Could also work oversized on a Small.
CONDITION: Good antique condition. There are some notable darned areas throughout, including at the collar -- this would look great with a ruff or layers of jewels! There's another darned spot on the sleeve, near the elbow; not as noticeable. Additionally, this garment has been extensively soaked, but some bands of discoloration remain, particularly across the upper chest. Most noticeable in direct sunlight. Some repaired breaks to the lace bands on the sleeves. Lastly, I replaced some buttons -- they're shell, not fabric-covered, but I think the mismatch is quite charming. Sturdy and wearable, couldn't pass up that butterfly embroidery! Please keep in mind this is a vintage garment, which means minor signs of wear are to be expected. Any significant flaws are always noted in the description. All garments are mended, cleaned and ready to wear unless otherwise noted.
MORE INFORMATION: No maker or contents labels. Appears to be made of cotton lawn. Hand wash.
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