Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917

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Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917
  • Whitework summer dress, ca. 1917

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Description

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.

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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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