Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Cute Print! Bustle Era Skirt
From the seller:
This is an 1880's white cotton bustle skirt with a red and brown floral and abstract print. It has a pouffy shape at the front and sides, box pleats in front, with tinier pleats in back. The back is in an apron style, buttoning at the sides. There are ruffles at the bottom edge, a white cotton waistband. It's 25 1/2" around at the waist, and 36 1/2" long. It's in very good condition, the fabric is crisp, the delicate print still vibrant, with minimal fading, no running of the red dye. There are two small holes, some subtle discoloration along the bottom ruffle, about a foot long, perhaps a minor spot here and there. Wonderful for a springtime display, paired with a white blouse.
The print on this is too cute! I would have loved to have seen the bodice that went with it but, alas, it's gone to history.