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Embroidered White Edwardian Tea Dress

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Identifier

VC2015023

Title

Embroidered White Edwardian Tea Dress

Description

Embroidered White Edwardian tea dress. White cotton with eyelet, detail, mesh insets and embroidery throughout. Square neckline with lace detail and net inset at back. Bloused bodice with princess seams, pin tucks, and pleats at waist. Three quarter length sleeves with lace cuffs, mesh inset, and elbow darts. Natural waist with mesh inset. Skirt with embroidery and eyelet detail, pin tucks at waist and mesh insert near hem.

Date

1905

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

30 inches (chest), 22 inches (waist), 50 inches (center front length), 53.25 inches (center back length), 63 inches (hem circumference), 8.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Medium

cotton
lace
net

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

1900s
1910s

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

VC2015023

Cataloguer with Date

Sunny Gaughen and Cassandra Mathelier, 2015-11-17

Color Main

white

Technique

machine sewing
princess seams
tucks

Closure Type

hooks and eyes

Closure Placement

center back closure

Structure Neckline

square neckline

Sleeve Length

three quarter sleeve

Structure Waist

natural waistline

Structure Skirt

flared skirt

Dimensions Chest

30

Dimensions Waist

22

Dimensions CF Length

50

Dimensions CB Length

53.25

Hem Circumference

63

Underarm to Waist

8.5

Dimensions All

30 inches (chest), 22 inches (waist), 50 inches (center front length), 53.25 inches (center back length), 63 inches (hem circumference), 8.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Donor

Susan Perry Ferguson '65

Date Earliest

1905

Date Latest

1905

Gender

womenswear

Classification

costume
clothing

Function

day wear

Age of Wearer

adulthood

Condition Term

good

Condition

Small green marks on lace on right sleeve. Green stain at left armpit. Green marks on skirt (left hip, right thigh, center embroidery, hem) front. Green on chest (embroidery). Green on waist and hip on the back. Brown discoloration on lower center back. Mesh inset/restyling at neck and hand sewn back closures loose. Hole on right side of neck.

Repository

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

Work Type

dress
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