1860 - 1880 Silver Grey Fabric-Antique Black and White Printed Mourning Dress 24 x 55 inch
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THIS ITEM: This antique mourning fabric is from 1860's-1880's...a pretty blue/black and white floral floats on a silver grey. It bit thinner but still a nice weight for quilt repair or doll clothes 100% COTTON Treadle machine stitched. Sewing threads are 6 ply (3 twisted of 2)
CONDITION: Good used condition, strong and sturdy. no stains...the bottom and the top end have wear lines from it's former life as a hem line...there are BOTH original fabric salvages on this piece...with a couple tiny wear holes also (shown in pic 4). The edges have tiny sewing holes.
This fabric has NOT been laundered but it has been ironed and is ready for it's new home.
The shape of this piece is a long piece with a 'gathered' top and a slit made in the fabric for it's former fasteners which have been removed ..because of it's former life as a maternity dress...very rare to find. LOADS OF FABRIC HERE!
MEASUREMENT: 25" wide at the widest point with both original salvages & 55" long
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