Embroidered White Edwardian Tea Dress

Brief Item Record

Title: Embroidered White Edwardian Tea Dress

Date: 1905

Description: Embroidered White Edwardian tea dress. White cotton with eyelet, detail, mesh insets and embroidery throughout. Square neckline with lace detail and net inset at back. Bloused bodice with princess seams, pin tucks, and pleats at waist. Three quarter length sleeves with lace cuffs, mesh inset, and elbow darts. Natural waist with mesh inset. Skirt with embroidery and eyelet detail, pin tucks at waist and mesh insert near hem.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2015023

Title

Embroidered White Edwardian Tea Dress

Description

Embroidered White Edwardian tea dress. White cotton with eyelet, detail, mesh insets and embroidery throughout. Square neckline with lace detail and net inset at back. Bloused bodice with princess seams, pin tucks, and pleats at waist. Three quarter length sleeves with lace cuffs, mesh inset, and elbow darts. Natural waist with mesh inset. Skirt with embroidery and eyelet detail, pin tucks at waist and mesh insert near hem.

Date

1905

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

30 inches (chest), 22 inches (waist), 50 inches (center front length), 53.25 inches (center back length), 63 inches (hem circumference), 8.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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

Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Sunny Gaughen and Cassandra Mathelier, 2015-11-17

Color Main

Closure

Closure Placement

Neckline

Sleeve Length

Waistline

Skirt Type

Chest

30

Waist

22

Center Front Length

50

Center Back Length

53.25

Hem Circumference

63

Underarm to Waist

8.5

All Measurements

30 inches (chest), 22 inches (waist), 50 inches (center front length), 53.25 inches (center back length), 63 inches (hem circumference), 8.5 inches (underarm to waist).

Donor

Susan Perry Ferguson '65

Date Earliest

1905

Date Latest

1905

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Function

Life Stages

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

Small green marks on lace on right sleeve. Green stain at left armpit. Green marks on skirt (left hip, right thigh, center embroidery, hem) front. Green on chest (embroidery). Green on waist and hip on the back. Brown discoloration on lower center back. Mesh inset/restyling at neck and hand sewn back closures loose. Hole on right side of neck.

Work Type

Tags

Citation

“Embroidered White Edwardian Tea Dress,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 24, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/5962.