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Dunfermline College of Physical Education dance dress and bloomers, 1947-1950

 Item
Identifier: EUA GD55/2/23/2

Dates

  • 1947-1950

Physical Description

Dress: across chest 40cms, across waist 42cms, underarm to hem (side seam) 63cms, neckline to hem (front) 74cms, neckline to hem (rear) 79cms, shoulder to hem 79cms; Bloomers: waist 23cms; side seam waist to leg 30cms; front seam waist to gusset 31cms; rear seam waist to gusset 40cms.

Conditions Governing Access

Open.

Extent

2 artefacts : Chrysopase green silk dress and matching bloomers

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Silk bloomers, stitched with green thread, with one button fastening at the back and elasticated waist and leg openings. Red and white name label for Lesley Martin to right of buttonhole inside rear of waistband.
Sleeveless shift dress with square neckline, pleats from collar bone to hem, pleated stitching decoration on each collar bone. Green silk belt with green stitching, fastened with two press studs and with a green thread belt loop on each side. Name labels for Lesley Martin inside the neckline at the rear and inside the belt on the right side.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Stitching loose on right side of waist of bloomers, just behind side seam, slight tear in fabric on rear of waistband between buttonhole and name label, slight tear in fabric on rear seam at base of vent below button fastening. Small brown mark on fabric 4cm to right of vent on rear of bloomers.
Three small holes on front of dress just below neckline and near right arm opening. Four large and four small holes on rear, six in centre between 10-20 cms below neckline and two around 6cms in from right arm opening.

Physical Description

Dress: across chest 40cms, across waist 42cms, underarm to hem (side seam) 63cms, neckline to hem (front) 74cms, neckline to hem (rear) 79cms, shoulder to hem 79cms; Bloomers: waist 23cms; side seam waist to leg 30cms; front seam waist to gusset 31cms; rear seam waist to gusset 40cms.

Repository Details

Part of the Edinburgh University Library Special Collections Repository

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