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2-Piece Dress

Description

A = overdress; B = underskirt; off-white cotton ground printed w/ floral trail w/ aubergine stems & outline; lavender flowers & berries. High neckline; bishop sleeves w/ smocking at armscye; gathered at wirst. Cuffs have pointed scalloped ruffle (of same dress fabric); smocking at front waist; cartridge pleats all around. Piping at waist; same scalloped edge along center front (as on cuffs); bodice is boned at back side princess seam. Bodice is lined w/ white cotton; inner waist w/ hook & eye closure w/ additional linen tape ties attached inside at sides. Hook & eye closure hidden beneath scallops of center front and stop just below hip. Inner waist hook & eye closure has been added to -- note addition of linen to original cotton. Underskirt (B) = white cotton densely gathered at waist; 2 tucks at hem; center front panel tucked to waist.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1840
Material
cotton (textile)
machine-made
printing (process)
rolling up
stitching
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Cotton
cotton (textile)
DRESS
dresses (garments)
floral patterns
Floral Trail
Hand Stitched
machine-made
printing (process)
rolling up
stitching
Transfer Printed
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1931.307AB
GUSN
33900

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