Blouse made from Edwardian hand-embroidered fabric, 1970s
Yardage with hand-embroidered necklines and cuffs was very popular in the early 20th century. Ladies could buy these pieces and assemble a blouse to fit their measurements. Uncut embroidered pieces, that were never completed, still turn up in estate sales. This one, assembled in the 1970s, was such a piece.
The blouse gives you the advantage of modern styling with antique hand embroidery. It is fashioned from lightweight cotton broadcloth and slips over the head with no closures.
The condition is excellent and wearable.
It measures: 40" circumference and 25" from the shoulder to the hem.