Ladies cotton blouse. 52cm L x 40.5cm W (shoulders), 49cm (sleeves) and 56cm (hem W). Long sleeved blouse buttons down the back. There are 6 small vertical tucks on either side of buttons. Sleeves are attached with tatted zig-zags. Sleeves have embroidered flowers, tucks and bands of lace; the cuff is a band of lace. Shoulder seams are also tatted zig-zag trim. Blouse has a high lace collar that extends into a "V" shaped insert in front of the blouse. Collar has 3 stays inserted in special pockets to help keep the collar standing up. Bodice has a wide tuck and 3 pairs of very narrow tucks extending from shoulder seams 18cm down the front of the blouse. On either side of "V" insert are embroidered vines and flowers following the "V" shaped insert of lace down front of blouse almost to hemline. There are short ties on either side of blouse.
L. 52 x W. 40.5 [shoulder], 49 [sleeves], 56 [hem] cm (L. 20.5 x W. 15.9 [shoulder], 19.29 [sleeves], 22.01 [hem] in)
Place of Origin
Gift from Weems-Craig Family to Texas Memorial Museum, 10/12/1886