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Tan Ankle-Length Smocked Dress

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Identifier

VC2012057

Title

Tan Ankle-Length Smocked Dress

Description

Wheat-colored China silk dress with smocking details at neck, waist, and sleeves; bateau neckline, smocking coming to a small point in center front; gathered torso, giving a full, balloon effect to bodice; dropped shoulders with full sleeves, and cotton thread floral embroidery at the cuffs; smocking and gathering at natural waist; gathered ankle-length hem; hook-and-eye metal closures at the center back from neck to waist; decorative buttons at center back. The dress was donated with a note indicating it was acquired at Liberty in London. Made for an adult female in the 1920's.

Creator

Liberty of London (attributed)

Date

1920-1929

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

10 (size), 32 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 40 inches (hips), 52 inches (center front length), 49 inches (center back length), 7.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Medium

China silk
cotton
metal

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

England
United Kingdom

Temporal Coverage

1920s

Rights

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2012057

Cataloguer with Date

Emily Goddard and Madison Hickman 12/10/2012

Ruby Pierce 2/7/14

Color Main

tan

Technique

smocking
embroidering
gathering

Closure Type

hooks and eyes

Closure Placement

center back closure

Structure Neckline

boat neck

Structure Waist

natural waistline

Structure Hem

ankle length

Costume Component

buttons

Dimensions Size

10

Dimensions Chest

32

Dimensions Waist

26

Dimensions Hips

40

Dimensions CF Length

52

Dimensions CB Length

49

Underarm to Waist

7.5

Dimensions All

10 (size), 32 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 40 inches (hips), 52 inches (center front length), 49 inches (center back length), 7.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Wearer

Family of John Burroughs

Donor

Joan Burroughs

Date Earliest

1919

Date Latest

1929

Culture

English

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Public Information

Note attached reads, "This smocked dress came from Libertys in London"

Condition Term

very good

Condition

Minimal spots of abrasion on lower part of skirt; half an inch of fraying on left back of hem; all of fabric is faded; brown, rust-colored stains on skirt back and front; smocking is very well intact.

Storage Location

S4

Repository

Vassar College Costume Collection, Drama Department, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Work Type

dress

Pattern

floral patterns
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