Bust: 31” flat (XXS)
Slightly high waist/hem: 23.5” flat
Length: 15.5” from shoulder to hem
Underarm to waist/hem length: 7.5”
Sleeve length: 14”
Shoulder to shoulder: 11.5” across back, from seam to seam (XXS)
This lovely, lightweight 1910s blouse in white cotton lawn features sheer, floral-embroidered tulle lace panels that form the entire front bodice, and are inset into the back bodice and sleeves. The elbow-length sleeves and the front of the blouse are both trimmed with relatively flat, lace ruffles. Tiny snaps, hidden by decorative crocheted buttons, fasten the blouse from the shallow V-neckline to the ribcage. Below, the attached waistband of heavy cotton canvas (originally intended to be hidden when it was worn by a high-waisted skirt) fastens in front with two hooks and eyes. This dainty and feminine WWI-era blouse is in very good condition, with a small rust mark on one shoulder—probably from being stored on a metal hanger. We carefully laundered the blouse, but we did not attempt to remove this spot, since it is not terribly noticeable.