Red Costume Gown ~ Large Size ~ HandMade - $75 (Asheville)

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Homemade/handmade Costume from long ago. There is no 'separate' waist seam (it is 8 pieces laboriously sewn together lengthwise with those many velvet sections sewn in on the bottom to make a 'full circle'.) I have measured it from the back where the 25 inch zipper is ~ 55" long. There is a 1 3/4" hem. The bottom portion is a full circle (lots of red velvet inserts put in) and the circumference is about 100". Would look great with petticoats underneath to show off the full circle! There is a lot of heavy fabric on the bottom part of this dress. Would look great as a holiday costume for men or women (it IS a large size). The last photo is just to show the sewn in six gussets/panels of red velvet, giving this gown a full circle skirt. Obviously for someone tall. It can be altered to be made smaller. The material is very thick and substantial and has a sheen to it. I think it is taffeta.
It is a heavy dress and would be warm enough to be worn in the Winter Season also.
Here are the measurements of it ~ measured lying flat.
Underarm to underarm from back: 24"
Underarm to underarm from front: 25"
Big Poof Sleeves with a 10" arm opening (I think initially there was an elastic on the bottom to make them even poof-ier)
The back top panel is 18" across from sleeve to sleeve.
There is a 24" zipper in the back and it works well.
The narrowest it is at the waist is 21" measured flat.
There are 5 red velvet panels sewn into the bottom for extra width.
Black lace around the neck and a lots of black lace around the waist.
The length measured from the underarm to the bottom hem is approximately 46".
It is an antique and hand made and composed of velvet, lace, polyester, and heavy, thick taffeta.

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