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Black two piece dress with lace

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Identifier

VC20200008

Title

Black two piece dress with lace

Description

Black silk bodice and skirt with wool trim and lace with embroidery on bodice. The lace is tan with pink and green embroidery, and sections of it are underlaid with light green silk. The bodice has rows of pintucks and the center front has a section of embroidered net. The skirt has three tiers and a ruffle inside the hem. There are three different selvedges on the black fabrics, so possibly three different faberics, but very well matched.
Black silk bodice and skirt with wool trim and lace with embroidery on bodice. The lace is tan with pink and green embroidery, and sections of it are underlaid with light green silk. The bodice has rows of pintucks and the center front has a section of embroidered net. The skirt has three tiers and a ruffle inside the hem. There are three different selvedges on the black fabrics, so possibly three different faberics, but very well matched.

Date

1900
1900

Subject

Clothing and Dress.
Clothing and Dress.

Extent

Bodice (A): 36 (chest), 24 (waist), 18.5 (center front length), 18.5 (center back length), 9.25 (armpit to waist), 18 (sleeve length); Skirt (B): 24 (waist), 40 (center front length) 44.5 (center back length), 128 (hem circumference)
Bodice (A): 36 (chest), 24 (waist), 18.5 (center front length), 18.5 (center back length), 9.25 (armpit to waist), 18 (sleeve length); Skirt (B): 24 (waist), 40 (center front length) 44.5 (center back length), 128 (hem circumference)

Medium

silk
wool
silk
boning
wool
lace
boning
lace

Type

Physical Object
Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

North America
North America

Temporal Coverage

1900s
1900s

Costume Item Type Metadata

Source Identifier

VC20200008

Cataloguer with Date

Shanti Fowler-Puja 2020-02-06
Shanti Fowler-Puja 2020-02-06

Color Main

black
black

Color Secondary

tan
green
tan
pink
green
pink

Technique

machine sewing
hand sewing
machine sewing
embroidering
hand sewing
lace making
embroidering
lace making

A

Bodice
Bodice

B

Skirt
Skirt

Structure Silhouette

a-line
a-line

Closure Type

center back closure
neck closure
center back closure
neck closure

Closure Placement

center back closure
neck closure
center back closure
neck closure

Collar

band collar
band collar

Structure Torso

full
pigeon waist
full
pigeon waist

Structure Sleeves

puff sleeve
puff sleeve

Sleeve Length

three quarter sleeve
three quarter sleeve

Structure Waist

natural waistline
natural waistline

Structure Skirt

a-line skirt
a-line skirt

Structure Hem

floor length
floor length

Dimensions Chest

36
36

Dimensions Waist

24
24

Dimensions CF Length

18.5
40
18.5
40

Dimensions CB Length

18.5
18.5
44.5
44.5

Hem Circumference

128
128

Underarm to Waist

9.25
9.25

Dimensions Other

18 (sleeve length)
18 (sleeve length)

Dimensions All

Bodice (A): 36 (chest), 24 (waist), 18.5 (center front length), 18.5 (center back length), 9.25 (armpit to waist), 18 (sleeve length); Skirt (B): 24 (waist), 40 (center front length) 44.5 (center back length), 128 (hem circumference)
Bodice (A): 36 (chest), 24 (waist), 18.5 (center front length), 18.5 (center back length), 9.25 (armpit to waist), 18 (sleeve length); Skirt (B): 24 (waist), 40 (center front length) 44.5 (center back length), 128 (hem circumference)

Donor

Maine Maritime Museum
Maine Maritime Museum

Date Earliest

1900
1900

Gender

womenswear
womenswear

Classification

clothing
clothing

Condition Term

very good
very good

Condition

There is a stain on the front of the skirt. The inside of the bodice has been altered and the fabric is tearing. The fabric has worn away at the ends of some of the boning. The pink and green embroidery and fabric is significantly faded, and the green silk has tears. Overall in good condition.
There is a stain on the front of the skirt. The inside of the bodice has been altered and the fabric is tearing. The fabric has worn away at the ends of some of the boning. The pink and green embroidery and fabric is significantly faded, and the green silk has tears. Overall in good condition.

Storage Location

I5

Repository

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

Work Type

dress
dress
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