This lovely antique sleeveless linen dress is fastened at each shoulder with two mother of pearl buttons and hand embroidered across the chest with flowers and the initials 'RL'.
Entirely handmade in pure, unbleached nubby linen with machine-stitched reinforcing inside the arm and neck holes, this French smock is in very good vintage condition.
There are still traces of the blue embroidery ink that the seamstress marked the fabric with before she began to stitch, which indicates that the garment has not been worn often. There are some visible markings including two small areas on the back which can be seen in the photos and some marking inside one armhole. The beautifully hand stitched scalloped edging is slightly worn in places and there is a little staining on the hem.
Across the neck opening: 11.5" (29cm)
Width of shoulder fastening: 3.5" (9cm)
Total length, measuring from shoulder to hem: 39.7" (101cm)
Across underarms: 23" (59cm)
All clothing is stored and packed in a smoke-free environment.
This is an antique fabric and it may not respond well to regular machine washing and should be air-dried.
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