Bodice of woman's 3-piece summer day dress - ROM2011_12389_10

ROM2011_12389_10

Bodice of woman's 3-piece summer day dress

Medium:Roller-printed cotton tabby (muslin)
Geography: USA
Date: 1870-1872
Dimensions:
65 cm
Object number: 975.241.59.A
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Henry P. Kendall
Not on view
DescriptionThe dress required careful planning and measuring before the textile was cut. It is made out of one textile printed vertically (warp) with thin blue stripes and a single border of delicate roses printed in 8 or 9 colours along one edge (selvedge) of the textile. The border print was cut off and carefully arranged around the bodice and the two skirts. The ensemble required approximately 14 yards of material to realize the design.
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