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Overdress

Description

Black printed silk twill with multicolored floral sprays; applied blue taffeta ribbon band over shoulders, down front bodice and forming V shaped yoke at back and at hem and cuffs; 6 applied blue silk bows, 2 at center back skirt and 2 at cuffs; scooped neckline. Bodice: lined with glazed cotton; boned; padding and piping at armscye; box pleated ruffle along inside of applied band; long sleeves lined with glazed cotton; flared cuffs with side opening, cuffs lined with black taffeta; single tuck at inside sleeve elbow; Skirt: pleats at center front waist; box pleat at center back below waist; skirt also lined with glazed cotton 4 inches from waist; box pleat ruffle along hem line; hemline longer in back. Princess seams at back bodice; front button closure; 9 silk thread covered buttons.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1871-1875
Material
machine-made
silk (textile)
stitching
taffeta
twill
Object type
Clothing--Outerwear
Descriptive terms
floral patterns
Hand Stitched
machine-made
OVERDRESS
overdresses
Silk
silk (textile)
Spray
stitching
taffeta
Taffeta
twill
Twill
Women's clothing
Accession Number
1942.713
GUSN
53126

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