Child's Lace Blouse

Brief Item Record

Title: Child's Lace Blouse

Date: 1890-1910

Description: A lacey, detachable sleeve blouse with a mid/high collar and button closures in the center back. The blouse comes to below the waist. Its thin semi-sheer material is most likely cotton. Above the chest, the thin material gives way to intricate lace-designs of flowers, leaves, and clovers. There is no lining under the lace, so it can be assumed that there was something typically worn under the blouse. The thin sleeves of the blouse are detached--it appears that they were purposefully removed to create a sleeveless look. The lace designs reappear at the cuff on the bottom 2 inches of the sleeve.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2017008

Title

Child's Lace Blouse

Alternative Title

Child's Detachable Sleeve Blouse

Description

A lacey, detachable sleeve blouse with a mid/high collar and button closures in the center back. The blouse comes to below the waist. Its thin semi-sheer material is most likely cotton. Above the chest, the thin material gives way to intricate lace-designs of flowers, leaves, and clovers. There is no lining under the lace, so it can be assumed that there was something typically worn under the blouse. The thin sleeves of the blouse are detached--it appears that they were purposefully removed to create a sleeveless look. The lace designs reappear at the cuff on the bottom 2 inches of the sleeve.

Date

1890-1910

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

11.5 inches (chest), 13 inches (center front length), 14.5 inches (center back length), 26 inches (hem circumference), 9 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: Shoulder to Wrist: 17 inches

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Color Main

Technique

Closure

Closure Placement

Neckline

Sleeve Length

Waistline

Chest

11.5

Waist

26

Center Front Length

13

Center Back Length

14.5

Hem Circumference

26

Underarm to Waist

9

Measurements Other

Shoulder to Wrist: 17 inches

All Measurements

11.5 inches (chest), 13 inches (center front length), 14.5 inches (center back length), 26 inches (hem circumference), 9 inches (underarm to waist). other measurements: Shoulder to Wrist: 17 inches

Donor

Christina Carroll '06
Cynthia Bowen

Date Earliest

1890

Date Latest

1910

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Life Stages

Socio-Economic Class

Condition Term

very good

Condition Description

Overall, very good. there is some fraying where the sleeves have been removed. The pleats are very wrinkled and the fabric is slightly yellowed. Stitching at the bottom of the blouse's hem is loosening.

Storage Location

I4

Work Type

Citation

“Child's Lace Blouse,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 24, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/6213.

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