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Womens Dress

Description

Cream with a green tinge silk damask with serpentine lace bands and floral sprays (large & small flowers). Bodice = A - broad neckline w/ slight "v"; armscye off-shoulder; tucked band at shoulders, around neck at back & across front to center front at waist. Point at waist front; bust is padded; pleats are stitched in place below bust toward waist. Long sleeves with ruched oversleeve which has vertical tucks from shoulder with two rows of stitching across tucks. Self-piping at neckline, armscye, center front, waist, and seams of long sleeves. Long sleeves are gathered at elbow for fullness and ease of movement. Lined with linen; hook and eye closure at center back; sleeves lined with white cambric; tucked band at cuffs. Skirt = B - linen waistband; skirt gathered all around with cartridge pleats; overlap closure (probably pinned at waist) at center back; skirt fully lined with buckram.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1841-1843
Material
buckram
damask
linen (material)
silk (textile)
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
buckram
Buckram
damask
Damask
DRESS
dresses (garments)
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
Linen
linen (material)
Serpentine
serpentine (shape)
Silk
silk (textile)
Spray
stitching
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1932.2AB
GUSN
12799

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