Cream silk satin figured with leaf pattern, cream net entirely workled with clear glass beads in meandering lines and faced with silk muslin. Bodice lined with white cotton. Top edged with lace and fastened with two hooks and eyes CF; attached to wide petersham waistband stiffened with eight bones and fastened with four hooks and covered eyes CF. Pink silk muslin underbodice with V-shaped neck front and back threaded with elastic and drawstring. Loose short sleeves. Wide band of plain net round back of neck and side front neck, traingular fastening to left front with four hooks and loops. Main bodice has beaded net, crossed over at CB. Left front fastened with hook and bar to underbodice, right front crossing over fastened with one hook and loop to left front. Stiffened satin rouleau stitched round waist, ending in coils, fastened with one snap to left CF. Short sleeves have beaded button and three sparkling glass stones on bottom of outer arm seam. Skirt opening CF fastening with three snaps. Loose triangular panel CB. Narrow band attached in vertical loop to lower left back. Hem pointed CB.

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Length CF: 156.25cm
Length CB: 166cm
Shoulder to waist: 37.5cm
Hem: 191cm
Waist: 59.5cm

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