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Bridesmaid's dress

Made 1883
Cream merino bodice pointed back and front with panniers, three-quarter sleeves, round neck and centre glass pearl button fastening. Large royal blue satin bow at back point, piping at bodice base, neck and sleeve top and edge. Triple lace frill at neck, single frill round pannier edges. Bodice lined with blue sateen, giving it a darker hue.

Skirt of tan sateen covered in front from hip with cream merino arranged in 5 rows of ruching of increasing size to hem. Cream merino gathered at back and pleated from sides to form bustle. Box pleats over narrower band of smaller blue satin pleats. Side placket opening, pocket in opposite side and two tapes gather back skirt.
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