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Cream silk damask woven w/ geometric pattern of squares w/ diamonds in center; cream silk used on the bodice & also draped diagonally across front and attached at back of skirt. Bodice has squared neckline w/ blue taffeta collar w/ organdie. Fitted, elbow length sleeves w/ lace ruffle and ruching of cream silk damask w/ blue taffeta lining. Cuffs, neckline (right side only) and cream damask panels on skirt decorated w/ appliqued border of embroidered flowers in pink, yellow & red (satin stitch; silk threads). Bodice is boned; hook & eye closure; lined w/ cotton; inner waist w/ hook & eye; drawstring neckline. Skirt is mostly blue taffeta w/ ruffles from waist to hem; hook & eye. Overlapping closure at left; partial lining of cotton; deep hem of windowpane crinoline w/ lace dust ruffle. 3 Pairs of cotton twill tape ties for bustle attached to lining.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1879-1880
Material
crinolines
damask
embroidering
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
Crinoline
crinolines
damask
Damask
Debutante
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Embroidered
embroidering
Floral
floral patterns
Geometric
geometric patterns
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1932.2459
GUSN
35305
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