1906 - 1910
Cotton, Glass, Lace, Mother-of-pearl [pinctada maxima], Muslin, Synthetic textile
860 mm (W)590 mm (W)1230 mm (Length)Order this image
Killerton, Devon (Accredited Museum)
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Lingerie dress, skirt constructed from six panels of fine white machine embroidered muslin linked by a lace insertion. 110mm deep flounce of embroidered muslin at hem. Bodice with high neckline and full-length sleeves. Bodice and sleeves gathered into cream cotton waistband, main seams machine stitched. Bodice pin-tucked at yoke with nine fine rows of pin-tucking running vertically from shoulder to bust on left and right front, meets deep band of insertion lace at bust level. Centre front panel of embroidered muslin as skirt. Bodice has full 'pouter pigeon' shape. High coller of embroidered muslin, no bones. Sleeves gathered finely into head of shoulder and pin-tucked along length. Central panel of embroidered muslin. Cuff fastens with two mother-of-pearl buttons and worked thread loops. Dress fastens at centre back with three metal press studs, metal hook and eye and four buttons (mixed shell and glass, some replacements). Stand collar fastens at centre back with three metal hooks and worked loops (synthetic tapes have been added to waist by donor).