Two-piece cream satin-silk and lace, long dinner dress, with short train. Good quality machine-made lace, with silk and velvet appliques including leaves and rosettes.
The bodice is made of silk and has a front triangle "bib" of netted lace with lace ruffle trim; mutton sleeve of satin with three-inch cuff trimmed with two long layers of matching lace, the top layer embellished with tiny velvet leaf shapes, satin 'rosettes' at cuff and center belt and bib. High collar (boned) with front inset of netted lace, top center back has lace inset with silk drape from lace to skirt hem, bottom edge trimmed with matching string-fringe. Back closure 18 hooks, five stays in front and center, six back stays plus closure.
The skirt is made of satin with two horizontal sections embellished with lace and silk rosettes and tiny leaves of velvet that match the sleeve lace. 8-inch wool lining at hem, train is lined in wool. Fifteen inch train, attached slip of dupioni silk reinforced with cording at hem.
Bessie Pardee Van Wickle McKee
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