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1860s, Green and White Gingham Dress

Description

Green and white gingham check hand-sewn cotton dress. Bodice has jewel neckline and center front hook and eye closure (left lapping over right front), dropped shoulders with two rows of piping with tapering band piece in between. Long torso has 3 darts each side radiating from center and piped finish at bodice waist. Boning only at bodice center back (no seam) and side back seams, lined in white cotton. Shoulder seam at natural shoulder, princess seams bodice back. Full bishop sleeves made of three pieces on bias gathered into dropped/piped armscye and 1.25" decorated with narrow white braid trim in meandering design; two hook and thread loop closure.

Full skirt, 5 selvage to selvage panels 27.75" wide, cartridge pleated all around and stitched to bodice; side left front slit opening fastens with metal hook and eye; side right front pocket of white cotton; hem stitched to 4" wide olive green cotton facing.

Source

HCT.1987.318.3

Date

1860-1869

Provenance

Purchased from Suzi's Antiques.

Design Elements

Barrel Sleeve, Basic Cuff, Hourglass Silhouette

Fiber/Fabric Information

fiber content=Cotton

Decade

1860-1869

Color

Green, White

Files

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1987.318.3 FL.jpg
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1987.318.3 Bodice Detail.jpg
1987.318.3 Shoulder Detail.jpg
1987.318.3 Cuff Detail.jpg
1987.318.3 Back Detail.jpg
1987.318.3 Waist Detail.jpg
bodice inner construction.jpg
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Cotton Fiber
Cotton Fiber
Flax and Cotton Fibers
Cotton Fiber
Flax Fiber
Flax Fiber
Cotton Fiber
Cotton Fiber
Cotton Fiber
Cotton Fiber
Cotton Fiber
Cotton Fiber

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Citation

“1860s, Green and White Gingham Dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed September 20, 2017, http://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/647.

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