Girl's Brown and Blue Dress
Little girls fawn and blue dress, made with cotton, satin and silk material. Belonged to Mrs Abdiel Seaton (nee Lucy Gill) who either wore the dress herself as a child or had it made for one of her children.
The dress fits for a size 5-7 year old. Main fabric: fawn silk grosgrain, trimmings: blue satin, lining: white cotton, fine glossy white cotton lining skirt and coarser weave cotton twill lining bodice.
Neck - square yoke with blue satin trimming and lace trimming at neckline and blue silk thread tassles from lower edge of yoke.
Sleeves: double layer short sleeve, lower sleeve trimmed at edge with blue satin band and lace trim upper sleeve has two blue satin bands and blue silk thread tassles. Waist: waisted with separate waistband of fawn fabric with blue satin binding - loosely stitched to dress at front, large bow at back. Back opening to below waist, hook and eye fastenings (metal hooks, cotton buttonhole stitched eyes)
Skirt: tiered skirt - upper layer skirt has double row blue satin.
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Shoulder Width: 170mm
Sleeve Width: 95mm