Isabella thinks Mystery Skirt #1 might be from the teens, but there's a chance it could be a 1970s Edwardian revival piece. She needed more pics to really be able to assess it, so I unpinned the skirt this weekend and took lots of pictures.
I never seem to notice small details of anything until I'm photographing it. As I was taking pictures of the lace details on this skirt panel, I started to notice how the threads of the lace were actually part of the fabric of the skirt. I believe this lace is actually drawnwork embroidery and I think it was done by hand.
These pictures were taken of the front of the skirt.
|Here is a full-length view of the skirt with the pleats unpinned.|
|Detail of one of the side pieces of embroidery.|
|Detail of center panel of embroidery.|
|Embroidery along the hem.|
|Hem from the back of the skirt. It's come undone by the selvedge.|
|Embroidery of the main panel from the back.|
|A bit of the side pieces of embroidery from the back.|
|A little more detail from the main panel of embroidery.|
Isabella, I hope these pictures are more helpful than the ones I included in my previous post. I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on this. :-)