Apron, Blue Swiss Waist; Unknown maker; 1880-1890; WY.0000.207

Name/Title

Apron, Blue Swiss Waist

About this object

This is a really unusual woman's half apron, now extremely faded but once a beautiful intense cornflower blue, as evidenced from remaining colour inside the pocket area. The fabric is a seersucker type, and remains quite crisp. The waist gathering indicates that this apron would have been worn with a Swiss Waist dress, which came to a low v point at the lower waist and was fashionable in the late nineteenth-century. To keep the centre point upright a single metal stay has been inserted. We cannot find another apron with this feature, but if you can shed any light on this we would love to hear from you.

Maker

Unknown maker

Maker Role

Dressmaker

Date Made

1880-1890

Period

1880s

Place Made

Unknown

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, cotton
inorganic, processed material, metal, steel

Measurements

h 730 mm x w 730 mm (main apron)
h 220 mm (length of stay)

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

Object Type

accessories

Object number

WY.0000.207

Copyright Licence  

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