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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.

Date

1890-1910

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

11.5 inches (chest), 13 inches (center front length), 14.5 inches (center back length), 26 inches (hem circumference), 9 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: Shoulder to Wrist: 17 inches

Medium

chiffon
cotton
lace

Type

Physical Object

Rights

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

Provenance

N/A

License

N/A

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

VC2017008

Color Main

cream

Technique

crocheting

A

Blouse

B

Sleeves

Closure Placement

center back closure

Dimensions Chest

11.5

Dimensions CF Length

13

Dimensions CB Length

14.5

Hem Circumference

26

Underarm to Waist

9

Dimensions Other

Shoulder to Wrist: 17 inches

Dimensions All

11.5 inches (chest), 13 inches (center front length), 14.5 inches (center back length), 26 inches (hem circumference), 9 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: Shoulder to Wrist: 17 inches

Donor

Christina Carroll '06
Cynthia Bowen

Date Earliest

1890

Date Latest

1910

Gender

girls' wear

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Childrenswear

Age of Wearer

childhood

Socio-Economic Class

upper class

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.

Storage Location

I4

Repository

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

Donor Class Year

2006

Work Type

blouse
sleeves
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