A c. 1870 Overskirt

Details of the hem facing and extended hem facing on the back of the skirt.

Right: Though the lining is secured in back, at the sides and front, it's loose.

Left: A detail of the front lining "hem" and an idea of how sheer the fabric is.

Right: The front lining doesn't quite meet the hem facing.

Left: The lining lifted to show the piecing of the front silk panel. The pieces are sewn selvage to selvage.

Left: A view of the placket extension from the inside. The stitching seen secures the velvet ribbon into place.

Right: The lining on the right side of the skirt has come loose, giving a good view of the construction.

Page One-The Overall View and Details
Page Two-Details
Page Three-Overall Views of the Inside and Details

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