Green Day Dress

Brief Item Record

Title: Green Day Dress

Date: 1895 (circa)

Description: ensemble of green changeant taffeta with small dot print; skirt (a) : olive green taffeta with ivory dots, purple cross weave (wavy); weighted hem; green velvet trim ; bodice (b): olive green taffeta w/ ivory dots and purple cross-weave; green velvet trim, leg-of-mutton sleeves, velvet trim at one wrist and green velvet bow at neck Bodice: olive green heavy silk taffeta, olive silk velvet, silk taffeta in gussets; metal hook and eye closures and covered buttons 1890s Fitted bodice with boning, high neck with lapel; princess dart missing; armscye darts; leg of mutton sleeves; previous waist darts missing in back Velvet piping detail at elbows and inner arms; 4 nonfunctionial velvet covered buttons at waist; velvet lapel and collar detached along with one velvet cuff Skirt: silk changeant, silk velvet detail, plainweave cotton lining, silk lining, polished cotton band at hem, weighted cotton tape at hem; green cotton tape around underskirt Full skirt, no bustle 3 velvet ribbons in rectangular pattern (apron-front design) in front of skirt, velvet piping along hem,

Full Item Record

Dublin Core

Identifier

VC1992014

Title

Green Day Dress

Description

ensemble of green changeant taffeta with small dot print; skirt (a) : olive green taffeta with ivory dots, purple cross weave (wavy); weighted hem; green velvet trim ; bodice (b): olive green taffeta w/ ivory dots and purple cross-weave; green velvet trim, leg-of-mutton sleeves, velvet trim at one wrist and green velvet bow at neck Bodice: olive green heavy silk taffeta, olive silk velvet, silk taffeta in gussets; metal hook and eye closures and covered buttons 1890s Fitted bodice with boning, high neck with lapel; princess dart missing; armscye darts; leg of mutton sleeves; previous waist darts missing in back Velvet piping detail at elbows and inner arms; 4 nonfunctionial velvet covered buttons at waist; velvet lapel and collar detached along with one velvet cuff Skirt: silk changeant, silk velvet detail, plainweave cotton lining, silk lining, polished cotton band at hem, weighted cotton tape at hem; green cotton tape around underskirt Full skirt, no bustle 3 velvet ribbons in rectangular pattern (apron-front design) in front of skirt, velvet piping along hem,

Date

1895 (circa)

Subject

Clothing and dress

Extent

35.5 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 56 inches (CF length), 57 inches (CB length), other measurements: sleeve length (from top of shoulder to end of cuff): 33, 15 inches (bodice center front length), 15 inches (bodice center back length), 41 inches (skirt center front length), 42 inches (skirt center back length), 31 inches (skirt waist)

Medium

Type

Physical Object

Temporal Coverage

Rights

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

Is Referenced By

Fashion and Fashion Plates

Rights Holder

© Vassar College Costume Collection. Images in this collection may be used for teaching, classroom presentation, and research purposes only. For other reuse, reproduction and publication of these images, contact costumeshop@vassar.edu.

Costume Item Type Metadata

Cataloguer with Date

Sharon Scoble, Emily Leimkuhler, Candice Schuster, Molly Turpin 3/4/2010

Color Main

Chest

35.5

Waist

26

Center Front Length

56

Center Back Length

57

Measurements Other

Sleeve length (from top of shoulder to end of cuff): 33 Skirt cf: 41 Skirt cb: 42 Skirt waist: 31

All Measurements

35.5 inches (chest), 26 inches (waist), 56 inches (center front length), 57 inches (center back length), other measurements: Sleeve length (from top of shoulder to end of cuff): 33 Skirt cf: 41 Skirt cb: 42 Skirt waist: 31

References

Harper's Bazaar 1867-1898, pg. 253

Date Earliest

1890

Date Latest

1900

Gender

Classification

costume
clothing

Category

Function

Exhibitions

Fashion and Fashion Plates 2014

Condition Term

good

Condition Description

1) Skirt waist is larger than bodice waist

2) Mannequin needs padding around hips

3) Needs full petticoat

4) Closures at center front of bodice are coming undone

5) Tear in left sleeve

6) Needs arms

7) Tissue in 2 arms = uneven

Treatment

Treatment by Quinn Milton, Arden Kirkland, Alexandra Figler, and Jenna Doherty, 10/2/13

1. Alexandra -- removed the dress hooks and then reattached them so the waist of the skirt is smaller.

2. Arden -- added batting around hips of mannequin, with cover over to smooth edges.

3. Arden -- pulled very full flared petticoat with rulled at hem, drawstring waist.

4. Quinn -- placed nylon mesh underneath the tear and sewed 1/2 inch around tear with taffeta. added a strip of dark green fabric underneath (floating) the tear to disguise the white mesh.

5. Quinn -- restored several eyes that were coming undone along the center front closure.

6. Arden and Jenna -- placed 2 arms (made of knee high stockings with batting & wire) inside sleeves.

7. Jenna and Quinn -- adjusted tissue straps from outside of sleeves, not as effective as desired.

8. Jenna -- covered with an off-white cotton knit cover (not quite long enough, but all right)

Mannequin

size 10 1972

Storage Location

R6

Work Type

Citation

“Green Day Dress,” Vassar College Costume Collection, accessed June 14, 2024, https://vccc.vassarspaces.net/items/show/686.

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