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2-Piece Suit

Description

Bronze silk shantung; notched collar; velvet applique on upper collar; 6 large covered buttons concealed in front placket; slits at hem side seams; top-stitched seams; weighted hem; long sleeves, gathered at shoulder with 2 covered buttons at cuff; fully lined in cream silk twill. Matching skirt; narrow self waistband with hook and eye closure at center back placket; Stitched down pleats around body with graduated release (at knees in front to hips in back); center front panel creates wrap effect at hem and is trimmed with 3 large covered buttons embroidered with tear drop shapes; hem faced with wool tape; brown taffeta lining with two attached ruffles at hem.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1904-1913
Material
cloth
embroidering
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
twill
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
cloth
Embroidered
embroidering
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Shantung
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
SUIT
suits (main garments)
taffeta
Taffeta
Teardrop
Twill
twill
Velvet
velvet (fabric weave)
Women's clothing
Wool
wool (textile)
Accession Number
1993.280
Credit Line
Gift of Weston Historical Society
GUSN
11934

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