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1797-1810 Striped Silk Dress

Description

Gold & green striped silk taffeta full length day dress
- Round flat collar (3.25" wide) with 1" gathered ruffled of same fabric around outer edge; corded ruffle edge
- Front yoke 7" below front neckline; lower section of dress hangs smoothly (no gathers/pleats/fullness) below yoke seam
- Back yoke similar to empire line. Curved seams from side fronts to armholes form triangular units of fabric at side backs. Curved upper sides of triangular pieces have cording inserted into seams to upper back of garment.
- Back skirt hangs at sides with no fullness; center back area of yoke with 6" section to which skirt is fully gathered. 2" wide double ruffle, corded on edges, attached over center back gathered seam
- Shoulder detail, slightly to back of standard shoulder seam, with 1.5" wide band, corded on both edges, and extending from neckine to armhole seam.
- Set in long sleeves, pleated at cap; double ruffle at wrist with edge of ruffles corded
- Center front opening 12" down from neckline; lower section has faux closing with seven small buttons sewn on top to fabric; small shank buttons (3/8") in green and gold appear to have crocheted cover in green and gold to match fabric
- No side seams to garment. Seams at side backs for section that is gathered at back yoke; center front is hand stitched below placket opening.
- Entire garment is hand-stitched

Source

HCT.2003.42.1

Date

1797-1810

Provenance

Purchased by the Friends of The Historic Costume & Textiles Collection

Fiber/Fabric Information

Silk

Decade

1790-1797, 1800-1809

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Collection

Citation

“1797-1810 Striped Silk Dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed July 15, 2018, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/5037.

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