1902-03 Youth dress with Irish Crochet and Fancy Schiffli Lace

This is one of two dresses I am selling which were both worn by the same woman when she was a little girl.  As she was born in 1899 and this would fit a 3 or 4 year old, this dress would have to date to 1902 or 03.  Oddly, there are very few dresses out there in this size that were saved so I was excited to run across this one.  Made from very light cotton, the bodice is studded with intricate patterns of Irish crochet.  For the skirt she used a wide, floral Schiffli lace with a fancy edge.  The Waist is finished by hand with a tiny buttonhole stitch and made to have a ribbon or sash woven through the slits and tied in the back.  Because I didn’t have any on hand (and I didn’t want to leave it bare for the pictures), I used a pink wedding tulle which is actually adorable so I’ll leave it.  Replace it if you wish.  The dropped waist makes it difficult to get measurements but the ones I managed to get are as follows:

Under arm to underarm: 18”
Shoulder to waist:  27”
Shoulder to top of waistband: 14”
Top of waistband to hem: 13”
Skirt circumference: approx 76”

Flaws?  None!!!  It cleaned up to bright white with no stains, holes or weak spots whatsoever.  Strong enough to wear or a wonderful piece for a collector.  To see the other dress this lucky young lady wore click here.
Hand cleaned, air dried and pressed.  Excellent condition.  c. 1902-03
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