Thursday, November 1, 2007

Mother's Little Sweetheart ~ A Child's Victorian Dress

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What a splendid dress to wear for that all important photograph ~ a memory in making. Or perhaps it was worn for a very special party. It's a dress that speaks of a fine occasion and certainly the wearer must have felt like a little princess. This young girl's dress dates c1880's - 1890's and is of a maroon silk taffeta. Trimmed in lace & large rosette ribbon bows the hand embroidery work finishes the detailing on the bodice and sleeves. It is a long dress measuring 28" and probably reached the tippy top of her shoes.

This little dress is a feature on my gift giving / dressing the child page of my Ebay store The Gatherings. Please visit the gift giving page to view through the years other children's clothing & their playthings.

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