Ivory Embroidered Dress

Ivory Embroidered Dress Collar, pocket flaps and back hook cover hand-embroidered by Olha Pavliuk in Ukraine ca. 1934 Plain weave linen, bakelite buttons Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives, UF2013.45.a157 Donated by Dr. Roman Onufrijchuk Mount and Hair by Larisa Cheladyn, … Read More …

Red Embroidered Dress

Red Embroidered Dress Hand-embroidered by Ludmila Onufrijchuk in Yorkton, Saskatchewan Made for Christmas 1970 Plain weave wool and wool embroidery thread Bohdan Medwidsky Ukrainian Folklore Archives, UF2013.45.a155 Donated by Dr. Roman Onufrijchuk Mount by Larisa Cheladyn, Graduate Student Hair by … Read More …

Proper Form

By the 1870s advancements in cut and construction led to garments that showcased the hyperfeminized body, but looser-fitting alternatives existed in high fashion and reform dress. Historical styles and eastern attire were quite influential but a lack of body consciousness … Read More …

Quilted Compositions

Crazy quilts were a popular form of late-nineteenth century needlework. They showcased decorative handwork but could have been assembled by machine. The techniques were executed in a variety of fabrics, but silks and velvets were fashion favourites. The origin of … Read More …

The Language of Folk Dress

Clothing form and decoration are stitched with multiple narratives that speak of production, design influences, use, and community connection. Cultural identity can be woven into clothing, allowing garments to become strong social and national symbols. This symbolism is communicative[1]; it … Read More …

Atelier de couture à Arles

Reproduction of Atelier de couture à Arles by Antoine Raspal (1738-1811), ca. 1785. Courtesy of the Musée Réattu, Arles, France. Painted Wood Side Table 19th century Private collection Painted “Hitchcock” Side Chair Possibly manufactured by Lambert Hitchcock and Arba Alford, … Read More …

Red Robe à l’Anglaise

Red Robe à l’Anglaise ca. 1760 Silk damask (may be earlier than 1760), linen lining Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2014.1.2 (acquisition) Mount and hair by Sarah Woodyard, Graduate Student Accessorized with: White Reproduction Kerchief and Elbow Ruffles Hand sewn by … Read More …

Brown Striped Caraco

Brown Striped Caraco (Jacket) and Petticoat ca. 1780 Silk brocade, linen lining, silk tape, cotton plain weave sleeve ruffles Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2014.1.4 a,b (acquisition) Mount by Sarah Woodyard, Graduate Student Hair by Anne Bissonnette, Instructor Displayed inside out … Read More …

Beige Stays

Beige Stays ca. 1750-1775 Plain weave linen exterior and lining, leather trim, whalebone (installation polyester laces) Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2014.1.6 (acquisition) Photograph by Anne Bissonnette© Cite this page (bibliography): Bissonnette, Anne, Larisa Cheladyn, Stephanie Huolt, Robyn Stobbs and Sarah Woodyard. “12-SN … Read More …

Stays & Corsets

How might changing silhouettes affect the work of dressmakers? Does technology influence the way clothing is constructed? The different stitches and fashionable ideals seen in these stays and corsets reflect the development of technology and labour changes. Machines were designed to mimic … Read More …

White Quilted Corset

White Quilted Corset ca. 1805 Plain weave cotton (installation cotton laces) Clothing and Textiles Collection,1974.9.9 (acquisition) Photograph by Anne Bissonnette© Cite this page (bibliography): Bissonnette, Anne, Larisa Cheladyn, Stephanie Huolt, Robyn Stobbs and Sarah Woodyard. “13-SN 1974.9.9.” Stitched Narratives, Clothing and Textiles … Read More …

Blue Corset

Blue Corset ca. 1880 Cotton twill, front metal busk, cotton laces Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2009.1.2 a (acquisition) Photograph by Anne Bissonnette© Cite this page (bibliography): Bissonnette, Anne, Larisa Cheladyn, Stephanie Huolt, Robyn Stobbs and Sarah Woodyard. “14-SN 2009.1.2.” Stitched Narratives, Clothing … Read More …

Red Walking Ensemble

Red Walking Ensemble ca. 1878 Shot silk satin, cotton twill lining Clothing and Textiles Collection, 1984.40.1 a,b Donated by Mrs. Nancy Locke Mount by Robyn Stobbs, Graduate Student Hair by Loretta Yau, former Graduate Student Accessorized with: Brown Buttoned Boots … Read More …

Magenta Embroidered Dressing Gown

Magenta Embroidered Dressing Gown Made in Japan for the export market ca. 1890s Plain weave silk; batting, likely wool; cotton embroidery Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2015.2.1 (acquisition) Mount and hair by Anne Bissonnette, Instructor Accessorized with: Blue Cotton Slippers ca. … Read More …

Crazy Quilt Top

Crazy Quilt Top ca. 1885 Silk and cotton pieces (variety of weave structures), cotton foundation Clothing and Textiles Collection, 2006.19.18 Donated by Gloria Rosenberg A variety of embroidery stitches and techniques are used. Feather stitch is especially prominent. There are … Read More …

Navy Ørskog Bunad

Navy Ørskog Bunad (Sunnmøre) Made by Judith Løvik, for Sharon A. Sorenson ca. 1993 Plain weave wool, linen and cotton lining, cotton and metallic embroidery On loan courtesy of Sharon A. Sorenson Mount and hair by Stephanie Huolt, Graduate Student … Read More …