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Title Mrs. A. H. Taylor dress
Object Name Dress
Catalog Number KM2014.21.1
Description Three-piece dress composed of bodice, overskirt, and underskirt that was worn by Corinne Ayres, who attended Potter College for Young Ladies in Bowling Green, Kentucky, around 1894.

Bodice details: A combination of hand and machine work, the bodice includes lace panels or appliques, an embroidered applique panel applied to the front of the collar, cuffs trimmed with mossy green velvet bow detail, and a matching velvet waistband or cummerbund. The interior of the bodice has 18 hook and eye closures, an interior tape with hook and eye closure, and eight stays. The bust measures 28", the center front bodice length is 18.5 inches, the center back length is 16 inches, and the sleeve length is 24.5 inches.

Overskirt details: The overskirt is trimmed with lace appliques or panels. The overskirt has an 18 inches waist, 47.5 inches back skirt length, and 40.5 inches center front length. A back hook and eye closure, double snap closures and a triple hook and eye closure on or near the waistband.

Underskirt details: Machine sewn with a hook and eye back closure, single gore in the back of the skirt, a 20.5 inch waist, 49.5 inch back skirt length, 42.56 inch center front skirt length, 103.75 inch skirt circumference, and a 4.5 inche pleat or ruffle along the bottom of the skirt.

The pattern repeat measures 13 x 9 inches.
Made Taylor, Carrie (Burnam), 1855-1917
Place of Origin Bowling Green, KY
Makers Mark 35 3 21 3/4
33 3
Corinne Ayres
Material Fabric/Lace/Velvet/Metal
Artist Taylor, Carrie (Burnam), 1855-1917
Search Terms Dress
Clothing
Clothing and dress
Fashion
Subjects Dresses
Clothing & dress
Clothing industry
People Taylor, Carrie (Burnam), 1855-1917
Year Range From 1894
Year Range To 1897
Caption Mrs. A. H. Taylor dress
Number of Images 3
Dimension type 1
Ownership History Howard, Corinne (Ayres), 1875-1945)