The owner describes it thus:
Chiné Basque Outfit
Basque outfit of beautiful floral chiné silk with wide aqua and white stripes. Basque bodice heavily decorated with silk ribbon-- 2 rows in bretelles, 3 rows at the sleeve cuffs (with beautifully puffed bows), and 3 rows on basque skirts. Front bodice closure with hooks & eyes, lined with white glazed cotton. Skirt is lined with white glazed cotton, box pleated onto petersham band, finished with self hem and silk tape sewn to inside edge & extending beyond the edge.
|Striped chiné silk with large floral design.|
|Detail of basque front: warp-printed fabric and ribbon trim.|
|Sleeve, with ribbon trim and bow.|
|Back of basque. Note the trim placement|
and the "swallow-tail" ends of the bow.
|A white collar could be basted or pinned over the neck edge,|
which is finished with self-fabric cording.
|Once more, that is a lovely bow at the back waist.|
This original garment is the property of K. Krewer; the pictures are my own, posted with permission.