Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Some Forgotten Victorian Lace

I was lucky enough to have this beauty in my care for about a week. It's a Victorian (or possibly Edwardian) lace dicky. It's basically a false shirt front and would have been worn under a jacket or dress. It appears to be entirely hand sewn.

My grandmother volunteers at a local museum and brought this lovely piece home to wash. Apparently it was crumpled up behind something and at first she thought it was a rag! The museum is run by volunteers so unfortunately some of the items are not as well cared for as they should be. My grandmother gave it to me since she knows I have a better understanding on how to deal with vintage fabrics. It wasn't actually dirty, so I gave it a quick steam clean to bring it back to it's former glory. It has a few smalls tears but is generally in good condition. It has since been returned to the museum, but it was lovely to look at hanging in my room for the week.
 That's All.


  1. oh that is just lovely!!! i wish i has something that lacy and beautiful! what a beautiful garment!

    wishing you a lovely wednesday,
    TheRitzyFlapper (Alicia)

  2. Wow, it's exquisite!! Your grandma has the neatest job ever! Thank you for sharing this lovely piece of fashion history x

  3. That's darling! I would love to have a job like that!

  4. So romantically, timelessly lovely. Lace is one of my all-time favourites, whether as a garment or home decor, so you've definitely got me swooning over this gorgeous Victorian/Edwardian dickey.

    Thank you very much for your sweet comment on my vintage outfit post today, dear gal, I always love it when you stop by and say hi :)

    Wishing you a marvelous Wednesday,
    ♥ Jessica


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