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This is for an exquisite outfit hand-tailored in pure silk Dupion and completely lined for a 30"-32" antique doll. There are three pieces – a fully lined dress with attached petticoats (2) – a sensational ostrich plumed and rose trimmed with faux fur bonnet – and a cape with a brooch fastening.

The whole outfit was made by a superb seamstress Eliza Bobkins – I have rarely seen such incredible workmanship, and exceptional detailing – must have taken forever to make!

1. The dress - This is superbly tailored with a drop vee-waist. It fastens at the front with a concealed zip and silk-covered buttons. The sleeves are trimmed as shown and all the inner sleeve buttons fasten with silk loops which all open! – I have added a photo to show this as it severely impressed me.

The front skirt is again trimmed in the same fashion as the sleeves with a silk braided hem. The back has a wonderful sweeping train, again trimmed and surmounted with a huge bow. The neckline is trimmed with an antique lace collar. Please see photos for all three pieces or I could be here all day.

2. The Hat – This is wonderfully made from pure silk dupion and trimmed with grey ostrich feathers and a large pink silk rose, the brim is outlined with faux mink – again the whole bonnet is lined with silk.

3. The Cape – This is in pure silk dupion and is fully lined, trimmed with faux mink and fastens with a lovely brooch.

All these pieces are marked with Eliza Bobkins personal label.

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