Edwardian Lace Frill Blouse


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Your dream blouse, decadent with row upon row of tiny pin tucks, lacey cuffs, crochet pom poms and a pièce de resistance front frill showcasing even more lace and applique. Crochet pom poms run from the shoulder to cuff while the front piece features panels of lace and crochet with three applique patterns and a large frill that flares to the left. Delicate shell buttons run the entire length at center back, closing with a mix of thread loops and traditional button holes, finishing with a metal snap at the waist. The hem has been altered at some stage so is a little uneven but still perfect for wearing over jeans or tucking into a skirt.

This blouse once belonged to fashionista and intrepid traveller, the late Stella Veitch. Stella was known for her taste for well made, fashionable clothing and her independence as a single woman travelling the globe during a time when it was uncommon for women to do so. She evidently built up a collection of local labels and vintage pieces while travelling the world in the 1960s before coming to New Zealand.

Fits like modern size S – L depending on desired fit

Model Georgia is a size Small (S) with 92cm chest, 76cm waist, 97cm hip

Measurements (lying flat):

Collar width 15cm

Collar height 10cm

Shoulder to shoulder 41cm

Underarm to underarm 56cm

Waist 55cm

Hips/hem 62cm

Shoulder to hem 52cm

Sleeve length 67cm

Cuff width 9.5cm

Manufacture: Machine and hand stitched

Provenance: Sourced from the Stella Veitch Collection, New Zealand

Condition: Very good- several small darns throughout, mainly on right sleeve and a 7x8cm patch repair on right undersleeve. Very small rust stains on inner collar. Very small rust stains on inner collar. Collar supports have been removed due to corrosion.