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A=Bodice; B=Skirt. Pale blue taffeta w/ blue satin pinstripes & blue velvet trim. A=Bodice - squared neckline w/ drawstring at front & back; "v" shaped front & back w/ inserted satin panels w/ cream lace overlay. Overlay trimmed w/ blue spangles; boned; "v" shape of bodice outlined w/ blue velvet; short sleeves have same spangled lace insert as front, as well as blue velvet trim. Blue velvet band around waist w/ large filigree buckle at back; buckle is square w/ blue & white rhinestones; blue taffeta lining. B=Skirt - matching; narrow waistband; smooth front; pleat at center back; hem trimmed w/ 3 scalloped blue velvet bands & self ruffle. Fully lined w/ blue taffeta; w/ dust ruffle; pocket on right side of lining; small bustle pad is hooked onto waist at center back. Hook & eye closure at center back; skirt has 2 pairs of ties for holding back fullness in place.
velvet (fabric weave)
1. Handwritten on bodice dressmaker's note: ""Miss N.(H?) Paine/ 23-33-"" 2. Stamped in gold lettering on bodice (?): ""Mrs C. Donovan/ 280 Madison Ave./ New York"".
Gift of Richard Thornton Fisher, Anne Fisher Tatlock, Faith Fisher Forbes, Charles Paine Fisher and John Bryant Fisher
New York state (United States)