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A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Blue & white satin vertical pinstripe; blue taffeta. A=Bodice - inserted "v" neckline of cream wool crepe w/ ruffle & shirred down center front; backed w/ cream satin; long sleeves w/ cream satin turned back cuffs w/ cream crepe ruffle. Neckline, center front & cuffs trimmed w/ cream looped passementerie wrapped w/ silver metallic thread; boned; pointed at front w/ pointed & weighted peplum at back. Beneath wool crepe insert is a black taffeta "vest" w/ 20 taffeta covered buttons; lined w/ black taffeta. B=Skirt - blue & white pinstripe panel draped from waist to right side w/ small square panel at right hip at waistband; another panel at left side & at back (back panel has pouf). These panels are draped over cream satin skirt w/ vertical bands of passementerie (same as bodice); scalloped hem at back. Dust ruffle w/ buckram; lined w/ cream taffeta; pocket on right side; 5 casings at back (for bustle effect); hook & eye at waist.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1886-1888
Material
machine-made
satin
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
DRESS
dresses (garments)
Hand Stitched
machine-made
Satin
satin
Silk
silk (textile)
stitching
Striped
stripes
taffeta
Taffeta
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1934.310AB
GUSN
52967

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