The costume includes a skirt, korsetka vest, and embroidered chemise. The vest is made of black cotton and is trimmed with black velvet along the edges. It is lined with linen cloth and red/white checkered cotton. There are two antique pink buttons on the front. Elegant tailoring and decorative pleating on the back.
The skirt is made of black cotton that is slightly faded in the bottom half where it was not covered by the vest. The skirt needs new waist ties or a button at the waist for fastening. The chemise is made of white cotton and features large cross-stitch embroidered flowers on the sleeves. The embroidered cuffs are particularly nicely made when compared to other similar costumes.
There are buttons on the cuffs for fastening and holes at the collar for lacing a ribbon through and tying into a bow. The chemise is quite long compared to the skirt so you might wish to sew in a horizontal tuck to adjust the length. Alternatively you can pull up the chemise at the waist to create more room and raise the hemline.
Since these costumes were handmade for a specific person many decades ago, the generous sizing allows you to make minor modifications and create a good fit for your specific body. A note regarding condition: All of the costumes and textiles that I sell are vintage and have typically seen decades of use resulting in expected wear and tear that add to the history and authenticity of each piece.In case of above average wear, I try to list any significant damages and heavy signs of use in the above description. Small holes or stains, missing sequins/beads, worn trim, and other marks related to standard wear are common and do not detract from the value of most pieces. Please keep in mind that a vintage textile or garment in very good condition might still show signs of use, storage and age. Unless otherwise noted, all of the items listed for sale are in very good, stable condition and are suitable for use, wear or display. The item "Vintage traditional folk costume Ukrainian ethnic embroidered blouse vest skirt" is in sale since Wednesday, October 31, 2018. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\World & Traditional Clothing\Europe\Other European Clothing".
The seller is "slavart" and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.