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Styled white muslin ‘lingerie’ dresses were popular during the second decade of the 20th century (1910-1920). This whitework embroidered muslin dress is made of a light, sheer cotton embroidered with floral and bow motifs. The scalloped edge of the material is folded over at the neck to create a collar. It also features a scalloped effect at the hem and cuffs.
Whitework is a technique where (typically) the embroidery thread is the same color as the fabric on which its is stitched. There are a wide variety of techniques and styles of whitework, requiring various level of skill.
About This Item
- Title: Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
- Creation Date: circa 1917
- Subject Date: circa 1917
- Media: cotton
- Dimensions: 119.380 cm x 76.200 cm
- Local Code: 1993.300.68
- Collection: Costume collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
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