Antique 1890s Cotton and Lace Blouse

Rare late 19th century "Gibson Girl" blouse.  Lightweight, ivory cotton.  High-neck and lace inset on sleeves.  Extremely blouson (pigeon breast) front.  Pintucks over the front and down the arms.  Snap back.  Shorter in the back.  An amazing wearable piece of history (around 130 year old!).

Label:  none
Fabric:  Cotton
Circa:  1890s / Victorian
Condition:  Overall excellent.  The shirt is in remarkable condition for its age, with no specific issues to note.  The hooks-n-eyes in the back have been replaced with small snaps.  Neck boning has been removed for easier wear.  Sleeve cuff has also been reworked so it can fit comfortably.

BEST FITS:  S  / M (shown on a size 2 model)
Shoulders: 15"   

Bust:  37"
Waist:  approx. 28"
Length:  appox. 26" in front; 21" in back
Sleeve length:  22"  
Sleeve circumference: 12" at bicep; 8.5 at wrist

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