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2-Piece Dress

Description

Grey woven pinstripe on white taffeta ground; square yoke and band collar of black velvet and hook and eye closure. Center front placket with closure of 7 large shell buttons; attached pelum; watch pocket at left at waist; pleated drape of taffeta over peplum in back; caught at hem of peplum; 3/4 length sleeves with band of velvet at elbow trimmed with bow with double ruffles at cuff; bodice lined with white cotton; boned darts; sleeves lined with glazed white linen; skirt has self-waistband with hook and eye closure center back; center front panel has series of tucks form hips to below kness with band of black velvet appliqued below every fourth tuck, with velvet bow at left side; rucked side panels; poufed rear panel with black velvet bow at right above hem; 4 tiers of ruffles at hem; hem bound with grey wool tape; fully lined with tan cotton twill; drawstring center back at knee level.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1879-1885
Material
appliqué (technique)
cotton (textile)
glazing (coating)
linen (material)
machine-made
shell (animal material)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
tin (metal)
twill
velvet (fabric weave)
weaving
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Appliqued
appliqué (technique)
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
glazing (coating)
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
machine-made
Shell
shell (animal material)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Taffeta
taffeta
tin (metal)
Tin Glazed
Twill
twill
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
weaving
Women's Clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Woven
Accession Number
1993.262
Credit Line
Gift of Weston Historical Society
GUSN
11855

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