This A-line 1900s French dress has been hand made from beautiful natural linen.
Hand sewn on the chest in tiny red cross stitch are the initials 'LR'.
All of the seams are neatly seamed by hand and there are are hand stitched eyelet buttonholes for the cotton cord which would have gathered the neckline but is no longer attached.
In excellent condition, this antique dress would have originally been worn as a nightdress and would make a lovely cool summer dress.
The linen is raw and unbleached, with a creamy oatmeal colour and lots of texture which will continue to soften and whiten as it ages.
A lovely piece of French historical clothing.
Across the shoulder seams: 56cm
Sleeve length: 35cm
Total length, measuring from shoulder to hem: front 100cm / back 104cm
Across underarms: 62cm
If you are at all unsure about the size of the dress, take a similar item of clothing that you own and that fits you well and check that the measurements match. We offer a no-quibble returns policy should you find that it is not a good fit.
Please note: all our vintage clothing is stored and packed in a smoke-free environment. This is an antique fabric and it may not respond well to machine washing and should ideally be air-dried.