Gray Gym Suit of Elizabeth Moffatt

Brief Item Record

Title: Gray Gym Suit of Elizabeth Moffatt

Date: 1926-1930

Description: Grey wool tight twill weave; light yellow cotton thread; light yellow cotton bias tape finishing arms eye; black metal hook and bar; hand-cut, hand-embroidered, shield-shaped patch applied to yoke; light yellow background with peach VC AA logo; on other side of yoke, black marks applied by hand: BBW. A-line silhouette wide-strapped, sleeveless shallow yoke with square neckline; 3 large box pleats from yoke to hem on both sides of garment; top stitched on all edges; double row at yoke bottom and arms eye; wide machine stitched hem; dropped waist. Belt: Tacked on one side self-fabric belt with black metal hook and bar closure.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC9999003

Title

Gray Gym Suit of Elizabeth Moffatt

Description

Grey wool tight twill weave; light yellow cotton thread; light yellow cotton bias tape finishing arms eye; black metal hook and bar; hand-cut, hand-embroidered, shield-shaped patch applied to yoke; light yellow background with peach VC AA logo; on other side of yoke, black marks applied by hand: BBW. A-line silhouette wide-strapped, sleeveless shallow yoke with square neckline; 3 large box pleats from yoke to hem on both sides of garment; top stitched on all edges; double row at yoke bottom and arms eye; wide machine stitched hem; dropped waist. Belt: Tacked on one side self-fabric belt with black metal hook and bar closure.

Date

1926-1930

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

43 inches (chest), 40 inches (waist), 30 inches (center front length), 30 inches (center back length), other measurements: full hips; waist and torso modified (taken in at side seams); Belt: 40 inches (closure to closure) or 41 inches (full length).

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Color Main

Chest

43

Waist

40

Center Front Length

30

Center Back Length

30

Measurements Other

full hips; waist and torso modified (taken in at side seams); Belt: 40 inches (closure to closure) or 41 inches (full length).

All Measurements

43 inches (chest), 40 inches (waist), 30 inches (center front length), 30 inches (center back length), other measurements: full hips; waist and torso modified (taken in at side seams); Belt: 40 inches (closure to closure) or 41 inches (full length).

Label

E. Moffatt; Laundry label (machine stitched under yoke inside pleat).

Date Earliest

1926

Date Latest

1930

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Condition Term

fair

Condition Description

Small holes throughout; extensive on belt; alteration to take in at side seams; black marks spelling 'œBBW' on back are from paint or glue.

Storage Location

Special Collections

Work Type

Citation

“Gray Gym Suit of Elizabeth Moffatt,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 19, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/1244.

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