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Description

3 piece ensemble: A=Sleeveless Bodice; B=Long sleeved Bodice; C=Skirt. Sky blue iridescent taffeta; brocaded; w/ serpentine floral trail of white roses w/ blue leaves. A=Sleeveless Bodice - broad neckline w/ piping; capped petal sleeves; slight curved point at waist. Padded; boned; white cotton twill lining; linen waistband; hook & eye closure center back. B=Long Sleeved Bodice - matching bodice for day; high lace collar w/ wire support; open squared decolletage; w/ ruffle & drawstring. Lace lapels & lace ruffle from center front waist, extending over shoulders & to center back where ends in peplum at waist. Leg o' mutton sleeves w/ lace band & ruffle; left sleeve is missing ruffle. Boned; padded at front (interlining); white cotton sateen lining; sleeves lined w/ white cambric. Pointed at back; woven inner waistband w/ 2 large hooks for holding skirt; hook & eye closure. C=Skirt - matching skirt; smooth front panel; stitched at sides. Full train w/ padded interlining & buckram; lace dust ruffle; gathered at center back; hook & eye closure at left (slightly off center back).

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
Stamped on hook of skirt: ""NICHOLLS"".
Material
buckram
cloth
cotton (textile)
machine-made
padding (process)
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
buckram
Buckram
cloth
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Floral
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Padded
padding (process)
Sateen
Serpentine
serpentine (shape)
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Taffeta
taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1927.2080A-C
Credit Line
Gift of Miss E. L. Coleman
GUSN
31715

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