Sweet Disorder Vintage

Antique Homespun Flannel Work Dress


Antique early 1900s homespun flannel work dress. Such a charming example of the genre. The homespun flannel fabric is rare and it's a wonderful tartan of clay brown, bright green and colbalt blue. Little pointed collar, original shell buttons and mutton sleeves. The bodice is lined in heavy cotton and there is a side slit pocket in the skirt as is typical of this type of dress. The cotton flannel fabric shows heavy wash and wear, and is baby soft to the touch as a result of its long and useful life. Deaccessioned from a museum collection, the numbered collection label is still present in the inner neckline of the dress. This beauty is sturdy and wearable for many years still to come.

Flat Measurements

Shoulders 13" seam to seam

Chest 16-17" max

Waist 12.5-13" max

Hip 27"+

Length 49" Length shoulder to waist 14"

Armscye 9"

Best fit size XS.

Label: None present, home made

Material: Cotton flannel

This rare antique work dress is in good condition. It is sturdy and wearable with no rips or mends. The top of the dress is faded, especially on the shoulders and collar. The fabric shows heavy wash and wear. The buttonholes and a few of the seams have been reinforced by a later hand in black thread, presumably by the museum that deaccessioned the dress. Freshly hand washed, steamed and ready to wear. This rare homespun flannel dress is over 100 years old and a true historic gem.

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size xs small medium large xl
bust 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42
waist 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32
hips 32-34 34-36 36-38 38-40 40-42


The flat measurements in the product description are the actual measurements of the garment when laid flat. Double the chest, waist and hip measurements for an idea of fit. Please remember to allow a little "space" in a garment beyond your body measurements for ease and a good fit.

If you are uncertain about fit you can measure a similar garment you own that fits you well and compare the measurements with the product. You can use the image below as a guide.


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