Blue Fish Pattern Ensemble

Brief Item Record

Title: Blue Fish Pattern Ensemble

Date: 1890-1899

Description: Teal two-piece dress; silk taffeta; fish pattern; red velvet at waist, collar, and cuffs; skirt (a) ankle-length bell skirt; seven panel construction; natural waist; two ruffles at hem; brown linen full lining; bodice (b) natural waist; two-piece long sleeve with slightly flared red velvet cuff; blue silk panel center front running waist to collar; both band and lapel collars; red velvet with 5-9 lines decorative blue stitching at edges; brown linen full lining with boning. Silvery blue silk, diagonal weave taffeta, fish motif; natural polished cotton; green silk velvet; red silk velvet; red taffeta; periwinkle silk; white cotton waistband; hemp hem lining; metal hook and eyes, brass Fitted bodice; full skirt a. skirt: floor length; fitted at waist; five panels; two tiers of ruffles at hem; velvet at inner hem, lined with hemp; polished cotton skirt lining; one pocket on right hip; cotton waistband, later addition; hook and eyes at waist center back b. bodice: waist length, five piece; fittled two piece full length sleeve, gathered shoulders, split cuff on either side of wrist; mandarin collar with inset periwinkle silk over center front of bodice extending to waist; red velvet lapels; red velvet waist band; 18 interior brass hooks and eyes to close center front, 3 to close neck; boning at waist; three tapered panels in back .

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1992013

Title

Blue Fish Pattern Ensemble

Description

Teal two-piece dress; silk taffeta; fish pattern; red velvet at waist, collar, and cuffs; skirt (a) ankle-length bell skirt; seven panel construction; natural waist; two ruffles at hem; brown linen full lining; bodice (b) natural waist; two-piece long sleeve with slightly flared red velvet cuff; blue silk panel center front running waist to collar; both band and lapel collars; red velvet with 5-9 lines decorative blue stitching at edges; brown linen full lining with boning. Silvery blue silk, diagonal weave taffeta, fish motif; natural polished cotton; green silk velvet; red silk velvet; red taffeta; periwinkle silk; white cotton waistband; hemp hem lining; metal hook and eyes, brass Fitted bodice; full skirt a. skirt: floor length; fitted at waist; five panels; two tiers of ruffles at hem; velvet at inner hem, lined with hemp; polished cotton skirt lining; one pocket on right hip; cotton waistband, later addition; hook and eyes at waist center back b. bodice: waist length, five piece; fittled two piece full length sleeve, gathered shoulders, split cuff on either side of wrist; mandarin collar with inset periwinkle silk over center front of bodice extending to waist; red velvet lapels; red velvet waist band; 18 interior brass hooks and eyes to close center front, 3 to close neck; boning at waist; three tapered panels in back .

Date

1890-1899

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

35 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 56.25 inches (center front length), 57.5 inches (center back length), 145 inches (hem circumference), other measurements: 40 inches (skirt center front), 40.5 inches (skirt center back),12 inches (neck), 17 inches (bodice center back), 16.25 inches (bodice center front)

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Boesche, Thompson, Starr - 3/3/2010; R Pierce, Q Milton, R Piatt-Stegman, H Wulf, March 3, 2014

Color Main

Color Secondary

Closure

Closure Placement

Sleeve Length

Waistline

Skirt Type

Length

Costume Components

Chest

35

Waist

25

Center Front Length

56.25

Center Back Length

57.5

Hem Circumference

145

Measurements Other

40 inches (skirt center front), 40.5 inches (skirt center back),12 inches (neck), 17 inches (bodice center back), 16.25 inches (bodice center front)

All Measurements

35 inches (chest), 25 inches (waist), 56.25 inches (center front length), 57.5 inches (center back length), 145 inches (hem circumference), other measurements: 40 inches (skirt center front), 40.5 inches (skirt center back),12 inches (neck), 17 inches (bodice center back), 16.25 inches (bodice center front)

Label

MERSCH

Date Earliest

1890

Date Latest

1899

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

B: significant tearing center front, right sleeve, elbows.



A: significant tearing at center front of waist, minor staining.

Storage Location

H1

Work Type

Citation

“Blue Fish Pattern Ensemble,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 29, 2024, http://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/685.

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