Oct 8, 2009

Another Day as Victorian Laundress

Why do I do this to myself?  I am no great fan of ironing. I do not love the smell of spray starch in the morning.  I bet it's even carcinogenic. In the 30 years I have collected and later dealt in Vintage Clothing, I have seen hundreds of Victorian and Edwardian whites go by. Dresses, blouses, skirts, the full range of underwear from the 1850s to the 20s. Truth be told, I let  99% of it go right on by me now to other dealers and collectors.
And yet......................

A friend brought me this one and I just had to give it a try. Good lines, pretty lace and ruffles. Melts a gal's heart every time. And so, another 2 hours at the ironing board later:

ca. 1907 Edwardian Lawn Dress with ruffles & lace insertion
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