Polish Woman's Ensemble
Multicolored Polish costume ensemble with embellishment and embroidery. Ensemble includes stockings and boots. a) bodice/skirt: Multicolored skirt/bodice. Bodice part is black velveteen with embroidered flowers on chest. Striped skirt (colors are purples, pink, green, and black. Hem is black-velveteen trim with embroidered flowers. Back of skirt has the same trim as the apron. (Off-white cording and ribbon embellished with blue and red sequins and clear seed beads. Fashion fabric is very heavy. Inside skirt is lined with red and white striped with printed flowers (cotton). Bodice lines with medium-weight white cotton. b) apron: Heavy wool striped multicolored skirt, with black heavy velveteen hem band embroidered with roses and greenery. Cording trim on top of black band and around skirt (trim is off-white cording and ribbon, with red and bluish sequin attached onto cording with clear seed bead). Trim (white sequins and seed beads) continue up center back. No closures up center back except for the top latch-buckle. Inside hem is finished with burlap-like trim. Trim is bastes on skirt (can see stitches on wrong side). c) blouse: Off-white cotton shirt with large 3/4-length sleeves hemmed with openwork lace. Collar edges (center front) are slightly extended and have the same openwork lace as the sleeve hems. Flowers and greenery embroidered along shoulders. Shoulders are gathered, and bodice is short. One closure (button and button loop top center front). d) headscarf: Off-white wool or cotton scarf with warp-woven design. Scarf embroidered with multicolored flowers and greenery in one corner. Trim with pink synthetic fringe. e&f) stockings: Stretch knit nylon thigh highs. g&h) boots: Black leather high-top boots with laces.
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