Blue and White Striped Bodice

Brief Item Record

Title: Blue and White Striped Bodice

Date: 1872

Description: Cream and blue striped silk voile bodice (a) with matching cream and blue fichu (b), lace details, cotton or lawn lining, metal and boning; band collar neckline; fitted torso with natural waist and two back pleats; two piece sleeve with seams at top and bottom; green (once blue) taffeta at top sleeve, cuff, and arms-eye; lace detail at top arm seam and arms-eye; seven bones; seven hook-and-eye closures center front; two hook-and-eye at front waist; eight large missing buttons at center front; fichu (b) has ribbon border and black velvet alteration.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2012065

Title

Blue and White Striped Bodice

Description

Cream and blue striped silk voile bodice (a) with matching cream and blue fichu (b), lace details, cotton or lawn lining, metal and boning; band collar neckline; fitted torso with natural waist and two back pleats; two piece sleeve with seams at top and bottom; green (once blue) taffeta at top sleeve, cuff, and arms-eye; lace detail at top arm seam and arms-eye; seven bones; seven hook-and-eye closures center front; two hook-and-eye at front waist; eight large missing buttons at center front; fichu (b) has ribbon border and black velvet alteration.

Date

1872

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

26 inches (chest), 19 inches (waist), 15 inches (center front length), 15 inches (center back length), other measurements: 21 inches (sleeve length)

Type

Physical Object

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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

Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Ruby Pierce & Quinn Milton 2/12/14

Color Main

Color Secondary

Technique

Closure

Closure Placement

Collar

Waistline

Costume Components

Chest

26

Waist

19

Center Front Length

15

Center Back Length

15

Measurements Other

21 inches (sleeve length)

All Measurements

26 inches (chest), 19 inches (waist), 15 inches (center front length), 15 inches (center back length), other measurements: 21 inches (sleeve length)

Label

"This white blouse was part of wedding dress of E.D. Mackay in 1872 '“ the blue and white was part of her trousseau"

Date Earliest

1872

Date Latest

1872

Culture

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Condition Term

fair

Condition Description

Small tears under right armpit and in one boning case in the lining. Brown stains all over bodice and sleeves. The trim has been severely discolored, from light blue to green. All of the buttons at the center back are missing. The whole garment is yellowing and fading. It is fragile and brittle. The fichu has been altered with an addition of black velvet at the neck.

Treatment

None.

Storage Location

S4

Work Type

Pattern

Citation

“Blue and White Striped Bodice,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed July 18, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/2870.