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Antique Baby Dress Calico Floral Chintz Printed Cotton Early Victorian for Doll


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is an antique calico muslin cotton dress, probably made for an infant baby, but could easily be used for an antique doll.  The dress is hand sewn and printed with a rust brown coloured floral pattern.  The fabric is beautifully woven with a crisscross pattern in it - please view the close-ups of the fabric for an enlarged view.  The dress dates most likely to the early Victorian era, circa mid-19th century, 1830-1850.  It is in very good condition with no pronounced wear or tear or staining.  Please note that the fabric is an off-white, towards a cream colour.  It does up with two metal hooks and thread loops at the upper back as well as with two ties at the neckline.  The dress has an empire waist, gathered in tucks at the upper skirt to give the skirt fullness.  The sleeves are also gathered in tucks at the shoulder and at the lace cuff.

Sizing: Please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  8 1/4” across from seam to seam

Sleeves: 7 1/2”, including the lace cuff

Chest: 18” around, taken under the arms with the back hooked closed

Length: 24”

This is a very old dress - lovely example of a Victorian calico chintz printed baby dress!