2-Piece Dress

Collection Type

  • Clothing and accessories

Date

1879-1885

GUSN

GUSN-11855

Description

Grey woven pinstripe on white taffeta ground; square yoke and band collar of black velvet and hook and eye closure. Center front placket with closure of 7 large shell buttons; attached pelum; watch pocket at left at waist; pleated drape of taffeta over peplum in back; caught at hem of peplum; 3/4 length sleeves with band of velvet at elbow trimmed with bow with double ruffles at cuff; bodice lined with white cotton; boned darts; sleeves lined with glazed white linen; skirt has self-waistband with hook and eye closure center back; center front panel has series of tucks form hips to below kness with band of black velvet appliqued below every fourth tuck, with velvet bow at left side; rucked side panels; poufed rear panel with black velvet bow at right above hem; 4 tiers of ruffles at hem; hem bound with grey wool tape; fully lined with tan cotton twill; drawstring center back at knee level.

Details

Descriptive Terms

dresses (garments)
appliqué (technique)
cotton (textile)
glazing (coating)
stitching
linen (material)
machine-made
shell (animal material)
silk (textile)
taffeta
twill
velvet (fabric weave)
wool (textile)
weaving
tin (metal)
shell (animal material)
Silk
Taffeta
Velvet
Cotton
Linen
Twill
Wool
Tin Glazed
Appliqued
Hand Stitched
Woven
Shell
Women's Clothing
DRESS

Additional Identification Number

92-45 (J-740)

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Clothing--Outerwear

Credit Line

Gift of Weston Historical Society

Accession Number

1993.262