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Child's Lace Blouse

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Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2017008

Title

Child's Lace Blouse

Alternative Title

Child's Detachable Sleeve Blouse

Description

A lacey, sleeve detachable blouse with a mid/high collar and button closures in the center back. THe blouse comes below the waist. Its thin material is most likely chiffon or cotton, which gives it a semi-sheer appearance. Above the chest, the thin material gives way to intricate lace-designs of flowers, leaves, and clovers. There is no lining under the lace, so it can be assumed that there was something typically worn under the blouse. The thin sleeves of the blouse are detached--it appears that they were purposefully removed to create a sleeveless look. At the cuffs, the lace designs reappear at the bottom 2 inches of the sleeve.

Creator

Unknown

Date

late 19th Century/early 20th Century

Subject

Clothing and Dress (Casual Children's Wear)

Relation

N/A

Extent

Blouse (a): 11.5 (Chest), 13 (Center Front Length), 14.5 (Center Back Length), 26 (Waist Hem Circumference), 9 (Armpit to Waist)

Sleeves (b): 17.0 (Shoulder to Wrist)

Medium

Lace
Chiffon
Cotton

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

N/A

Temporal Coverage

Early 1900s

Rights

© Vassar College Costume Collection

Provenance

N/A

License

N/A

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC2017008

Cataloguer with Date

Noah Pliss 2017-03-08
Zuheily Quinones 2017-11-09

Color Main

Cream

Technique

Crochet
Hand-stitching
Pleating

A

Blouse

B

Sleeves

Structure Silhouette

Shirtwaist

Closure Type

Buttons

Closure Placement

Upper Center Back

Structure Neckline

High Neck
High Collar

Structure Sleeves

Shirt sleeve

Dimensions Chest

11.5 inches

Dimensions CF Length

13.0 inches

Dimensions CB Length

14.5 inches

Hem Circumference

26 inches

Underarm to Waist

9 inches

Dimensions Other

Shoulder to Wrist: 17 inches

Dimensions All

Blouse (a): 11.5 inches (chest), 13.0 inches (center front length), 14.5 inches (center back length), 26 inches (hem circumference), 9 inches (armpit to waist)

Sleeves (b): 17 inches (shoulder to wrist)

Donor

Christina Carroll '06
Cynthia Bowen

Date Earliest

Late 1800s

Date Latest

Early 1900s

Gender

Female

Category

Casual wear
Summer wear

Classification

Costume

Age of Wearer

Pre-teen
Teenager
Child

Socio-Economic Class

Upper

Condition Term

Very Good

Condition

Overall, very good. there is some fraying where the sleeves have been removed. The pleats are very wrinkled and the fabric is slightly yellowed. Stitching at the bottom of the blouse's hem is loosening.

Donor Class Year

2006
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