Blue and white Stripe Day Ensemble

Brief Item Record

Title: Blue and white Stripe Day Ensemble

Date: 1875 (circa)

Description: Blue and white Stripe taffeta Bustle Ensemble, 2 piece, bodice: fitted full length sleeves, skirt: full length with bustle; blue and white striped fine silk; blue silk; natural polished cotton; natural square weave linen; plastic button; beige synthetic hem tape; beige synthetic bias tape. silhouette: bustle A. bodice: princess seamed, striped silk; knife-pleated blue silk CB panel, fishtailing at hem, split at one side, may have been attached originally; long sleeves, blue silk knife-pleated ruffle (R sleeve only); piping at mandarin collar in blue silk; knife-pleated blue silk CF panel, 12 buttons; piping all along hem B. skirt: floor length, two-layered skirt; top layer has seven vertical blue silk appliques over striped silk extending waist to ruffle of overskirt; blue silk knife-pleated ruffle at hem of overskirt; underskirt has ruching; waistband of striped silk, button at CB, likely an addition; cartridge pleats in linen lining at waist in back; bottom foot lined in cotton.

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1992007

Title

Blue and white Stripe Day Ensemble

Description

Blue and white Stripe taffeta Bustle Ensemble, 2 piece, bodice: fitted full length sleeves, skirt: full length with bustle; blue and white striped fine silk; blue silk; natural polished cotton; natural square weave linen; plastic button; beige synthetic hem tape; beige synthetic bias tape. silhouette: bustle A. bodice: princess seamed, striped silk; knife-pleated blue silk CB panel, fishtailing at hem, split at one side, may have been attached originally; long sleeves, blue silk knife-pleated ruffle (R sleeve only); piping at mandarin collar in blue silk; knife-pleated blue silk CF panel, 12 buttons; piping all along hem B. skirt: floor length, two-layered skirt; top layer has seven vertical blue silk appliques over striped silk extending waist to ruffle of overskirt; blue silk knife-pleated ruffle at hem of overskirt; underskirt has ruching; waistband of striped silk, button at CB, likely an addition; cartridge pleats in linen lining at waist in back; bottom foot lined in cotton.

Date

1875 (circa)

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

32.75 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 22.5 inches (center front length), 24.75 inches (center back length), 123 inches (hem circumference), other measurements: skirt CB length: 56 inches skirt CF length: 38 inches skirt waist: 24.5 inches bodice CF: waist to hem 7 inches

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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Rights Holder

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Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Boesche, Thompson, Starr; 3/3/2010

Color Main

Color Secondary

Chest

32.75

Waist

26.00

Center Front Length

22.50

Center Back Length

24.75

Hem Circumference

123

Measurements Other

skirt CB length: 56 inches skirt CF length: 38 inches skirt waist: 24.5 inches bodice CF: waist to hem 7 inches

All Measurements

32.75 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 22.5 inches (center front length), 24.75 inches (center back length), 123 inches (hem circumference), other measurements: skirt CB length: 56 inches skirt CF length: 38 inches skirt waist: 24.5 inches bodice CF: waist to hem 7 inches

Date Earliest

1870

Date Latest

1880

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Condition Term

fair

Condition Description

Shattering. Missing a cuff and some buttons. Staining. Discoloration. Very fragile.

Storage Location

E10

Work Type

Pattern

Citation

“Blue and white Stripe Day Ensemble,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 16, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/679.

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