Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Does not compute....








From the seller:

AMAZING IVORY CROCHET VICTORIAN BUSTLE AND DRAP
THE BUSTLE AND DRAP ARE ORIGINALS AND IN GOOD CONDITIONS..THERE ARE ONLY SOME AGE SPOTS WASHABLE,ONE SMALL PART RESTORED(SEE THE LAST PICTURE) AND A BLACK SATIN RIBBON SEWN AROUND NECKLINE NOT ORIGINAL(SEE THE PICTURE NUMBER6).THE BUSTLE AND DRAP ARE MADE WITH AMAZING HAND WORK FABRIC WITH BLACK INSERT AND FLOWERS EMBROIDERY.IT'S A CROCHET HANDWORK WITH IVORY COTTON WIRE.THEY ARE DECORATED WITH IVORY LACE EMBROIDERY.THE BUSTLLE IS OPEN IN FRONT WITH 5 PLASTIC BUTTONS(NOT ORIGINAL) PROBABLY 6 OR 7 BUTTONS ORIGINALLY.PROBABLY THIS BUSTLE AND DRAP ARE 1880(CIRCA),MADE IN ITALY TAILORING AND HAND MAD WORK.THE DRAP PROBABLY A PIECE OF SKIRT...THE FABRIC AROUND THE DRAP WAISTLINE IS NOT ORIGINAL(I THIK THAT HAS BEEN SEWING AFTER A LOG TIME).THE MEASURES ARE:
BUSTLE:BUST 96 CM
WAIST 88 CM-90 CM
LENGHT 50 CM-69 CM
SLEEVE 51 CM
NECK 52 CM
DRAP WAIST 80 CM
LENGHT FRONT 92 CM
LENGHT AT BACK 49 CM


From Me:

Where to begin? I'm honestly not sure if someone just didn't take Granny's favorite tablecloth and made it into a steampunk outfit or if this is real. The jacket shape would suggest Edwardian, not Victorian. Maybe the skirt is on backwards? That would make more sense for the Edwardian era as well. I really haven't seen anything like this before and I'm very open to suggestions on what the heck it really is.

3 comments:

  1. Uhh... 1970s? In with the retro-Edwardian look, combined with the heavy crochet work?

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    1. Lol! Wouldn't it be burgundy with tangerine then? Or avocado and burgundy?

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  2. This is hardly helpful, but Maggie Smtih (as Violet Grantham) wears something similar to this in Downton Abbey. I noticed hers while re-watching episode 5 in the first season. She was wearing it during the flower show while arguing with Isobel Crawley.

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