Antique Turn of the Century Red Calico Blouse | S/M
approx. size: small-medium
armhole (armscye): 16"
day wear blouse in red and white stripes with dot and geometric print. pleats extending from the front collar create a blouson cut in front, seaming creates a more tailored/fitted back. generous cuffed sleeves. slightly cropped cut.
closure: mop buttons. interior ties at side seams to secure at waist.
condition fair/good. wearable and sturdy. areas throughout where the iron dye used to make the print in the white stripes has destabilized and eaten through the cotton. In some places there is no evidence of this, others minimal, and in others full holes (mostly in the underarm/side seam regions) but the holes are localized and therefore don't greatly compromise the overall integrity of the fabric. one stress tear has been lightly mended below right underarm. I have not cleaned, and other than a mild pleasant 'old fabric' smell, there are no odors or significant stains. fading and yellowing throughout.