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2017.02

Dress

Date: c. 1899

Three piece suit comprised of bodice, black cotton underskirt, and lightweight silk striped overskirt.  Bodice is tailored to include a lace front, closed with hook and eyes under black cotton, decorated with tucks and buttons.  The bodice has a high collar of lace with metal stays sewn to keep it standing upright.  The underskirt has a thick ruffled hem.  The overskirt is decorated with two rows of black lace.


Note:  The three units, although purchased together, are most likely not related, as the waist size of all three garments are different sizes.  

Material: bodice - heavy cotton, lace, muslin placard under lace. Underskirt - heavy unlined cotton. Overskirt - silk lace

Label - none.  

Measurements: 


Bodice:

Bust: 34.75 inches 

Waist: 27.75 inches

Shoulder to Shoulder: 13 inches

Armpit to waist: 6.5 inches

Neck circumference: 13 inches



Underskirt: 

Waist: 29.5 inches

Waist to front bottom hem: 40 inches

Waist to side bottom hem: 41 inches

Waist to back bottom hem: 42.5 inches


Overskirt: 

Waist: 22.5 inches 

Waist to front bottom hem: 38 inches

Waist to side bottom hem: 39 inches

Waist to back bottom hem: 39.25 inches