3-Pc Victorian Bustle Dress Boned Shirtwaist Juliet Sleeve Skirt Brown Black Bow. Includes the shirtwaist jacket, skirt and belted wire bustle.The sun was coming in & out behind the clouds while I took the photos. The lining appears to have been green originally, but most of it has faded to tan. The fabric of the top layer is like a tan-colored, loosely-woven gauze, with darker brown accents running through vertically. The dress has discolored over time. Most of the green lining has faded to tan. There are significant tears in the lining of the shirtwaist. There are sweat stains in the underarms. There is staining at the rear of the skirt, on the skirt & lining. The bottom hem is dirty, and may have mold.
As this was a museum piece, there may be some repairs / modifications to the garment. The front bodice section & wrist area have rows of decorative, dark brown, velvet ribbon (bodice = 3 rows of 3; sleeve = 1 row of 3).The front has 2 hook & eye closures at the left shoulder and 4 hook & eye closures at the left bodice side. There is a large, black bow at the waist, approximately 2.25 in width. It fastens with 2 hook & eye closures. Slightly gathered at the middle back waist, above the attached black belt. The entire jacket & sleeves are lined (but there is significant tearing).
Boning down the interior center back & front sides. The lining has 12 hook & eye closures down the center front, separate from those closures noted above. The front is gathered at the center front waist & neck to create pleating for the bust. The waistband tapers to a slight "V" from the side seams to the center back. The center back is gathered at the waist to help create more bustle effect.
The hem is ruffled with 2 rows of thin, dark brown satin ribbon above the ruffle. Each ruffle is 2 wide. The lining also has a bottom ruffle.
1 hook & eye closure at the back center. Wire mesh attached to waist strap. Fastens with 2 metal prongs that poke into the fabric strap. Waist, laid flat, seam to seam = 14.
Armpit to armpit, across the front, laid flat = 17. Length down the back center, bottom of collar to bottom hem = 15.5.
Shoulder seam to wrist = 23. Armpit seam to wrist = 16. Shoulder seam to shoulder seam, across the back, laid flat = 11.5.Across the waist, laid flat = 12. Length from center front to bottom hem = 39. Length from center back to bottom hem = 40. The item "3-Pc Victorian Bustle Dress Boned Shirtwaist Juliet Sleeve Skirt Brown Black Bow" is in sale since Tuesday, June 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Other Women's Vintage Clothing". The seller is "ijwsmommy" and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.