Most Adored | Antique 1910s Dress

As a vintage seller and collector I come across very many beautiful garments of clothing and things from the past. And there are some antique garments I come across that just take my breath away. This 1910s dress is one of my favorites I have across in awhile. The attention to detail, the construction, the beauty of it! I couldn’t stop photographing it! And so, this beauty gets a post all it’s own.

Most Adored | Antique 1910s Dress

This Edwardian dress has really beautiful tailoring and is in exquisite condition for it’s age! I adore the panels of Irish crochet down the center and trimming the peplum, the sleeves, the shoulders, the yoke. And especially the “belt buckle” at the waist made of crochet flowers. Just exquisite!

View other Antique Edwardian Dresses at my shop!

Initially I thought about keeping the dress for myself. In fact, I purchased it with that intent. But then, after putting it on, it didn’t quite feel like me. Sometimes this happens. I purchase something and it doesn’t feel like it should be mine. It belongs to someone else. And so, to the shop it goes.

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What I find trés marveilleux and it’s quite a rarer detail to find, is the pointed peplum hemline. This adds even more to it’s exquisiteness, n’est pa?

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A Very Edwardian Shop Update

A couple weeks ago I was counting my lucky start that I came across a rather large collection of Victorian and Edwardian clothing from a longtime antique and vintage  collector and dealer.

And so, the shop updates are now peppered with some of the prettiest antique clothes I’ve ever come crossed.

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antique 1890s victorian battenburg tape lace blouse

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antique 1910s pin tucks sailor collar top

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antique 1910s yellow cream organdy sheer dress

Some Edwardian skirts (petticoats)…

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antique 1910s black embroidered skirt | antique 1910s sheer dot floral embroidered petticoat | antique 1900s striped organdy petticoat skirt

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antique 1910s edwardian square stitches blouse

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antique 1900s white embroidered corset cover

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antique 1910s Edwardian Perfect Prose Dress

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antique 1910s embroidered eyelet lawn dress

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antique 1910s scalloped embroidered shirtwaist

Some antique Edwardian & Victorian outerwear pieces…

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Victorian Sympathetic Sighs Cape1910s Path To Soubise Jacket

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Edwardian 1910s Pemberley Society Cape

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Antique Embroidery & Sample Books

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I’ve been wanting to learn how to embroider for several months now and I remember before moving to Portland I had promised myself to make time to do all these things I’ve been wanting to do.

Like learn flower arranging (check), learn how to use a pottery wheel (working on this), and learn how to embroider (on it!)

Last week I went to Fabric Depot and picked up several embroidery threads based on a 1940s pressed flower art piece I have. I’ll have to post photos of my progress on my current vintage dress revitalization progress… but for now I wanted to share some really stunning antique and vintage embroidery samples that just have me swooning.

The art of embroidery I feel has long been forgotten by most women. I’ve always thought the idea of it was so romantic and pleasant. I think of being tucked away in a garden cottage with a hot cup of tea nearby and passing a rainy day away with my needle and thread.

Have you ever taken up embroidery? Do you think it’s really old fashioned?

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Detail Waistcoat embroidery, suit, 1774-1793, French, silk (source)

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Samples of stitches (source)

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Antique embroidery from 1797, isn’t this just so exquisite? I adore the colors. (source)

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Embroidery on a jacket from 1775-1780. Isn’t this just so simple and lovely? I love the touch of the sequins too. (source)

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I think my next project will be a monotone embroidery piece. I love how this looks. Would be terrific on a 1920s dress or an Edwardian dress that has a few spots that need to be disguised.

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Antique tambour embroidery work on an 18th century satin waistcoat. (source)

 

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