Antique French child's dress lavished with pintucks and chemical lace (sounds horrid), which was produced by coating the underlying fabric with a chemical that allowed it to dissolve whilst leaving the remaining lace pattern intact. Every stitch on this dress is done by hand ... and let me tell you making it must have taken months to complete, as the ironing of it alone was enough to make me want to cry. ca. 1910
Dress Date: ca. 1908 Featured here is a very elaborate girl's dress due to the great amount of detail which is quite typical of the Belle Époque period. The lace band has been manipulated into various ruffles, swags, sleeves and insertions, while the ribbon is manipulated skillfully into rosettes. This is an extremely refined and very opulent piece for a young girl.