Cream Floral and Lace Ensemble

Brief Item Record

Title: Cream Floral and Lace Ensemble

Date: 1900s-1910s

Description: This is a cream blouse with a natural waist, bateau neckline, peter pan collar, and elbow-length sleeves. The bodice, sleeves, and collar are made of a silk chiffon with green, red, and purple floral print and decorated with cream lace and embroidered polka dots. There are four layers of lace at the base of the sleeves and white embroidered flowers on the collar. There is an ombre burgundy ribbon around the waist with tassels at the end, hook and eye closures down the center back and on the ribbon and an internal ribbon with a buckle. The matching cream skirt has a machine embroidered polka dot motif, as well as a green, purple, and red flower pattern on the outer skirt layer. There are two types of lace hand sewn onto the outer layer meant to suggest an overskirt design. Both types of lace have floral motifs. The Inner skirt is layered to create volume using silk and lace. The underskirt has a pleated section near the hem. The front is slightly shorter than the back. The skirt closes at center back with a hook and eye and has an extra eye to attach the skirt to the bodice.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC2021001

Title

Cream Floral and Lace Ensemble

Description

This is a cream blouse with a natural waist, bateau neckline, peter pan collar, and elbow-length sleeves. The bodice, sleeves, and collar are made of a silk chiffon with green, red, and purple floral print and decorated with cream lace and embroidered polka dots. There are four layers of lace at the base of the sleeves and white embroidered flowers on the collar. There is an ombre burgundy ribbon around the waist with tassels at the end, hook and eye closures down the center back and on the ribbon and an internal ribbon with a buckle. The matching cream skirt has a machine embroidered polka dot motif, as well as a green, purple, and red flower pattern on the outer skirt layer. There are two types of lace hand sewn onto the outer layer meant to suggest an overskirt design. Both types of lace have floral motifs. The Inner skirt is layered to create volume using silk and lace. The underskirt has a pleated section near the hem. The front is slightly shorter than the back. The skirt closes at center back with a hook and eye and has an extra eye to attach the skirt to the bodice.

Date

1900s-1910s

Extent

Top (a): 30 inches (chest), 22 inches (waist), 10.5 inches (CF length), 12 inches (CB length), 9 inches ( armpit to waist) 17.5 inches (sleeve), 4.25 inches (collar), 17.25 inches (tassel & ribbon, shorter), 26 inches (tassel & ribbon, longer); Skirt (b): 23.5 inches (waist), 48 inches (hips), 41 inches (CF length), 50 inches (CB length), 140 inches (hem circumference)

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Mahalia Hunter 2021-02-18; Kalya Shykind 2019-10-30

Color Main

Color Secondary

Neckline

Sleeve Type

Sleeve Length

Waistline

Chest

30

Waist

22

Hips

48

Center Front Length

10.5

Center Back Length

12

Hem Circumference

140

Underarm to Waist

9"

Measurements Other

17.5 inches (sleeve), 4.25 inches (collar), 17.25 inches (tassel & ribbon, shorter), 26 inches (tassel & ribbon, longer)

All Measurements

Top (a): 30 inches (chest), 22 inches (waist), 10.5 inches (CF length), 12 inches (CB length), 9 inches ( armpit to waist), 17.5 inches (sleeve), 4.25 inches (collar), 17.25 inches (tassel & ribbon, shorter), 26 inches (tassel & ribbon, longer); Skirt (b): 23.5 inches (waist), 48 inches (hips), 41 inches (CF length), 50 inches (CB length), 140 inches (hem circumference)

Donor

Maine Maritime Museum

Date Earliest

1900

Date Latest

1919

Gender

Classification

costume

Category

Function

Life Stages

Socio-Economic Class

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

Staining at armpit and sleeve and along interior. Disintegration at right armpit and along collar.

Storage Location

O11

Work Type

Pattern

Citation

“Cream Floral and Lace Ensemble,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed May 24, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/6402.