Accession Number: 1999.50.8
Collection: Textiles & Decorative Arts - Costumes
Maker/Author: Unknown (Maker)
Place Made: USA
Date Made: 1825-35
Dress, cotton with woven stripes. Dress fitted but not boned, full length. Bodice opens center back from neckline to hip level; closes with 9 flat brass hooks and eyes. Bodice lined with white cotton; inner bodice cut low and wide at neckline; shaped with darts; top edge stitched separately from dress; cut center front and piece of modern white cotton inserted to expand bodice. V-neck in front created by crossing bodice sections; each side gathered at shoulder seam and gathered at waistline near center; pieced section near waistline adds shape to fullness; center edges piped. Neckline in back slightly lowered and wide; piped seams curve from waistline to armhole; narrow placket at center opening. Long leg-o-mutton sleeves gathered to slightly off-the-shoulder armhole seam; piped seams; sleeve very full at top, narrows below elbow; narrowly hemmed at bottom. Skirt gathered and stitched to bodice; 1 deep tuck at about knee level; hem very deeply faced with off-white cotton. Fabric is striped cottonl; white stripes alternate with group of three red stripes and group of 2 orange, 2 red, and 1 yellow stripe.
Clothing and dress; Costume.; Costume--Women--Main garment
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