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Image of Veil

Veil -

This is the remnants of a veil made of netting.

Image of Dress, Wedding

Dress, Wedding -

This is a white satin wedding dress. It has a straight skirt with an attached train and long satin ribbon with white cloth roses. There are bead and crystal embellishments hanging from the roses.. There is a lace over-skirt placed at an angle across the front of the dress. The front of the bodice is beaded and has a double row of pearl embellishment around the neckline. There is a lace yoke across the front of the bodice and the sleeves have a lace trim along the edges. The skirt has a flannel lining and a lawn and lace underskirt. The train has lead weights.

Image of Pattern - Simplicity Pattern, #1095, Bridal Frock

Pattern - Simplicity Pattern, #1095, Bridal Frock

This is a Simplicity pattern (no. 1095) for a bridal dress.

Image of Skirt

Skirt -

This is a pink satin trimmed net overskirt.

Image of Dress

Dress -

This is a long pink organdy dress with a deep hem. There is tucking on the skirt and bodice. There are three quarter length sleeves with a large scalloped collar. There are big roses of the same fabric on the collar. There is a hook closure down the back.

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Dress, Wedding -

This cream silk dress has a bodice (a) and skirt (b). It has a deep V-neck that is finished with cream silk cording. It is sleeveless and has two puffy ruffles at the back. It has a front closure with hooks/eyes. It is a fitted bodice with a peplum that is in three sections. There is a V-neck in the back as well. There are five stays and no lining. The bustle skirt has a plain front to the knees with two groups of three fixed ruffles--a single fuller ruffle, then a group of fixed ruffles, and a final ruffle at the hem. The ruffles stretch from side seam to side seam in front. There is a long train in the back with a long ruffle. Inside the hem is duster of stiff net and the skirt is fully

Image of Dress, Wedding

Dress, Wedding -

This ecru silk wedding dress is comprised of a bodice (a) and a skirt with a train (b) and is sewn by both hand and machine. All of the details, embellishments, and fine sewing in the bodice have been done by hand. The long seams in the skirt have been finished by machine. The bodice (a) has wide flowing pagoda sleeves with triangular shaped openings. The sleeves have two bands of folded fabric trim each stitched approximately one and two inches from the end of the sleeves. The sleeves are lined with a lightweight ivory silk and trimmed with a one-inch wide ribbon pleated on the interior to allow for a textured folded trim to peek out from beneath the sleeve. The front of the bodice has a

Image of Hat

Hat -

This is a lace and ermine fur wedding hat with a silk bow. The hat has a wide brim that is made of a structure of wires that are covered with tulle which supports floral lace. The crown has cream tulle with an ermine fur top. There are two long tulle ribbons that extend down off the back of the hat.

Image of Veil

Veil -

This is a cream lace veil. The lace has a floral pattern.

Image of Petticoat

Petticoat -

This is a ivory silk, lace, and net half slip.

Image of Dress, Wedding

Dress, Wedding -

This is the bodice of a wedding dress. It is white cotton and is corded and gathered. It has a round neck and seven buttons.

Image of Petticoat

Petticoat -

This is an ivory silk brocade and lace half slip. The skirt has alternating panels of the ivory brocade and ivory lace.

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Dress -

This creme silk brocaded dress with pale rust colored stripes and zigzags of roses of pink, rust, and white. It has green and brown leaves that alternate with zig-zags of a creme vine with evenly spaced clusters of pink and purple leaves. The flat fitted bodice is fully lined, with a scooped neck with two tucks. The back of bodice has curved seams, center closure, hook & eye fasteners, and four decorative covered buttons. The short puffed sleeves have open pleats at the shoulder and at the arm band and end in narrow pale pink satin bands. It has a long skirt with narrow hem. The entire garment is fully lined, and the back of the skirt is pleated to the bodice.

Image of Pantalettes

Pantalettes -

These pantaletts are made of a soft white cotton and are in extraordinary condition. The waist has a simple waist band fastened by a mother of pearl button on the viewer's right side. The legs are constructed of four panels, which are slightly gathered into the waist band. The opening is on the right side below the button and is a hemmed opening for 14", just over 1/2 the full length. At the bottom of the opening is a small reinforced gusset. The bottom of the legs are finished with an attached piece wide decoration comprised of a row of gathered white cotton, a row of embroidery, a second row of gathered white cotton, and a row of embroidery at the cuff. The embroidery rows are coordinated,

Image of Ornament, Hair

Ornament, Hair -

This is an orange blossom headpiece. It is made into a wreath-style with wax blossoms, fabric flowers and leaves. It has green fabric material wrapped around the wire and it consists of seven pieces (a-h).

Image of Dress, Wedding

Dress, Wedding -

This is a cream-colored wool wedding dress. Part (a) is the bodice. It is made of the cream-colored wool with a heavily lace trimmed bodice. There is a trim around the neck and down the sleeves that has small circles made of orange velvet. Part (b) is the skirt. It is a gored cream wool with a longer skirt in the back. Part (d) is a cream silk cumberbund with applied lace trim that matches the lace on the bodice. Part (e) is two silk undersleeves with net and lace overlay that matches the netting and lace on the bodice. They also have the cream wool and orange velvet circles around cuffs.

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Dress, Wedding -

This is a deconstructed wedding dress. Part (a) is a cream-colored detachable train and bustle. Part (b) is a section of the skirt. It is plain cream-colored silk. Part (c) is the bodice. It is sleeveless and has a standup color. Part (d) is neckpiece that has a net center with embroidery. There are cloth flowers in the center. Part (e) is a piece of pleated fabric.

Image of Dress

Dress -

This blue silk second day dress has a seperate bodice and skirt. The blue silk bodice (part a) is long sleeved with darker blue silk fringe on the cuffs. The piece has a dropped shoulder with piping at the shoulder seam. The piece has a front closure with 10 decorative silk covered wooden buttons (one is detached). The closure for the bodice is actually a hook and eye closure but only 2 hooks and one eye remain. The blue silk skirt skirt (part b) is pleated into waistband at the back and has a flounce with a box pleat and one fabric bow at the front. The skirt has a side closure. The skirt has blue binding tape at the hem and is lined with tan colored polished cotton. Both pieces are

Image of Dress

Dress -

Part A is an ivory velvet bridesmaid's dress. It is floor length with a sleeveless top. The neckline is round at front and cut low to the waist in the back. The back has a ruffled train that runs from the waist to the floor. Part B is an ivory velvet jacket. It has a ruffled edge along the bottom and short sleeves. Part C is an ivory velvet sash that is longer than Part D sash which is made of the same fabric.

Image of Cap, Boudoir

Cap, Boudoir -

This woman's lawn nightcap has a series of machine-stitched tucks in varying sizes. The crown of the cap has embroidered floral patterns. The front edge of the cap has two layers of pleated muslin finished with bobbin lace. The back edge of the cap is finished with plain muslin. The ties for the cap are made of cream colored grosgrain ribbon.