Hand-embroidered cotton walking skirt, c.1910
A crisp white skirt is a vintage treasure, especially if covered with hand embroidery as our beauty is. Fashioned from white cotton broadcloth, the skirt is gracefully shaped with flared panels to be smooth over the hips and full at the bottom.
The large clover leaves are appliqués of linen that was hand embroidered around the edges. The way the embroidery extends over the skirt seams shows that the embroidery was done by hand after the skirt was assembled.
The skirt closes in back with concealed hooks. The tiny waist can be be extended to at least 28" by opening up the stitched-down center-back pleats and adding an extension to the waistband.
The condition is almost excellent. The skirt just needs a good soak to remove the age spots from years of storage. This is reflected in the price.
It measures: 22" waist, 38" hip, and 40" length.