Just to think about something other than Christmas costumes for a few moments, I thought I would post another treasure from the Hoover Trunk. I have a backlog of photos that I took a month or more ago and I'm forgetting things, lol.
This is what appears to be a child's dress that looks to have been in the process of being deconstructed when it was put into the trunk and no one came back to it. It's a purplish-brown, and I'm going to guess that it's silk.
For reference, the table has a 56" circumference. I believe the dress was originally one piece, but the bodice has been separated from the skirt and trim has been removed from the skirt so I think it was going to be remade into something else but, like so many of my projects, it got stalled and apparently never completed.
Nicole Rudolph's video on shattered silk, and I suspect that's what I have here. There are other pieces in the trunk that are more suspect, but as this has broken down in a few places (Like the split visible above) I am wondering if this was the case.
The skirt is fully lined, with a placket entrance and a faced hem.
You can clearly see the parallel stitching lines where some trim was removed; I'm guessing it likely matched the trim on the bodice.
It was a pretty somber dress for a little girl. I wonder what it was supposed to have become in its next iteration?