Mom’s 1900 Meets 1980 White Dress

There was a fad, in the 1980’s, of blouses and dresses that resembled Edwardian “whites”. This is my mother’s interpretation of that style. The outfit is actually 2 pieces – the blouse has a large double square collar edged with antique crochet. The buttons are mother of pearl. The skirt has a yoked waistline and buttons down the front with the same mother of pearl buttons. The skirt is trimmed with antique lace from my mother’s “rag bag”. The rag bag contained clothing fragments going back almost 100 years. Who knows which great aunt originally wore this lace? Most of my mother dresses growing up were cut down from her Aunt Lean’s 1910’s clothes.