Making History, Historic Clothing Specialist, Nancy Farris-Thee brings us a beautiful top and skirt. The top is close-fitting, underlined, has boning, and self fabric piping at *armhole and lower edges. The back has hand-worked eyelets with purchased ribbon lacing. The skirt is underlined, has a waistband, pleated back, pleated hemline ruffles, and attached single layer pleated apron and bustle pad. The attached train is self lined, has side pleats and tucks, gathers and hemline pleated ruffle. Back opening has hook and eye closing and snaps.
*An armhole is also called an armscye, or arm scythe, (pronounced arms eye) is the curved shape of the armhole. The front armscye is usually a bit deeper curve than in the back. It’s an old tailoring term that originally meant the opening in a gown where the sleeve is inserted and sewn.
Back to Category