It has a sailor collar and is tailored so it is fitted at the waist then flared. It has long curved sleeves with puffy shoulders ending in a cuff decorated with 6 black buttons, possibly jet. It is lined with a striped fabric, and has the usual strap on the inside fastening around the waist with a hook and eye.The lining fastens with a hook and eye, then the jacket closes ontop with press studs (snap fasteners). The jacket is decorated with knife pleats down the front from the shoulders, and there are 6 false black buttons. The sailor collar is decorated with embroidery on netting. The skirt is also made from a smooth fabric, this time with more texture, and tiny embroidered diamond shapes. It is lined with dark purple cotton and trimmed at the hem with a twill hem protector, which also acts as a weight.
It has a flat front with darts, and is heavily pleated at the back. There is a strap to cover the waistband for a neat finish, which closes by hook and eye, as does the waistband. There is a long internal loose pouch sewn onto the waistband on the inside.
Dimensions: Jacket when closed and flat. Underarm across 18 1/2 or 47cm. Waist across 16 or 41cm. Shoulder to end of cuff 22 or 56cm. Nape to end of cuff 29 73cm.
Shoulder to hem 18 or 46cm. Underarm to end of cuff 14 1/2 or 37cm. Skirt Waistband max 31 80cm. Hem width 57" or 145cm length 39" or 100cm Colour: black Condition: Very good condition generally.Specifically one cuff on the jacket is a little rubbed with 2 tiny holes. The back of the collar has a couple of tiny holes. Very slight sun fading on some of the embroidery on the collar, and also on the skirt, which is lost amongst the pleats. One small piece of the embroidery on the collar has come away from the netting background. There is a small slit at the front on the jacket under the overlap. Some of the skirt twill hem protector is a little raggedy. The item "Antique French Victorian Mourning Jacket and Skirt Silk Bodice Blouse Suit" is in sale since Saturday, April 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage\Women's Vintage Clothing\Dresses". The seller is "faded-grandeur" and is located in Grandval. This item can be shipped worldwide.