Antique, Edwardian Black Lace Blouse - Bust 81-86 cm
Titanic era cropped silk lace blouse has short, fitted raglan sleeves with dropped armholes and a squared off V neckline. The bodice is gathered into the top of the sleeves at the neckline. The neckline and sleeves are trimmed with cotton mesh. Seams are all spoke stitched. The blouse is lined with ecru cotton mesh, also spoke stitched at the seams. Closes at the front with faceted glass buttons and loops, although it doesn't open all the way up, so pullover first. No tags - custom made. Edwardian - 1910s.
Fits bust to 86 cm (34") without stress on garment
Raised waist 70 cm (28")
Sleeve length from underarm 26.5 cm (10.5")
Length 40.5 cm (16")
Good. There are 4-5 holes in the lace which I have not attempted to mend, I think best left alone. Like the best garments of this age, it's wearable with care. The mesh backing gives reinforcement to the lace and reduces stress.