Vintage Edwardian Cotton Linen Barkcloth Gown

Super special and still quite wearable. This dress is right from the earliest 1900s. Oatmeal colored, heavyweight, nubby textured natural fabric, feels like a cotton/linen barkcloth. Embellished with beautiful oatmeal colored crochet lace at sleeve cuff and along the neckline. There are also numerous little crochet appliques stitched in various places. You can see some of the areas where this was sewn by hand, but some of it is early machine sewn. There are still some of the original hook and eye closures remaining but others have been replaced with more contemporary ones, and I do not believe the buttons at the waist are original either. It is unlined, and there is no label. Many of the seam edges have been finished with an extra layer of light cotton or musllin to keep them from unraveling :) . Small to extra small.

Excellent vintage condition. Especially given its age. Still very wearable, though should be treated with care of course. There are some rust marks round some of the hook and eyes but those are mostly hidden underneath. There is an area on the front skirt where some sort of dye ran onto this, but as you can see from the photos its so faint it barely shows. You really need to be looking for it. I have found one peasized hole in the skirt near the hem. And there are a few places near seams where some repairs have been done and it may need a new hook and eye or two. But I'm being quite picky. Its in remarkable shape and just so beautiful, and has so much life and love left in it. Very special dress.

Measurements when lying flat. Doubled at neck, bust, and waist
Shoulder to shoulder: 15"
Bust: 37"
Waist: 24"
Hips: Loose up to about 48"
Shoulder to waist: 14.5"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 52.5"


Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.


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