1903-1908, Warp Print Silk Taffeta Dress
Two piece blue and white floral warp print silk taffeta and silk tulle evening gown. Bodice- mono bosom of ivory silk tulle, bias cut wide panels draped over the shoulder and pleated to a point at the center waist. green silk velvet trim. Round neckline and short full sleeves has machine lace trim and ruffle. Wide two toned blue silk satin ribbon folded into a band at the waist. Bodice lined with silk taffeta and boned. Full length skirt of silk tulle and taffeta. Taffeta panels on the sides, scalloped and piped in green velvet. Panels held together with a vine of blue cotton flowers. The tulle is trimmed with lace and blue metallic lame bows. Ivory taffeta lining and cotton lining with pleated dust ruffle.
This dress was worn by either Emma or Alice Heisey. Their father was the founder of the Heisey Glass Company in Newark, Ohio. Both girls were in their early to mid-twenties when these dresses were made between 1903 and 1908.
“1903-1908, Warp Print Silk Taffeta Dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed September 25, 2017, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/4852.
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