Accession number: 1982.28.05a
Object type: Woman's
Date: August 16 1905
Materials: cotton; lace
Measurements: 134 cm L x 45 cm W
Narrative: This dress was worn by Eva M. Blakeney to her wedding on August 16, 1905. She was thirty years old when she was wed and had previously been considered a spinster. She married John Swallow in Sackville, New Brunswick.
Description: A Victorian wedding dress that is made from a 'lustre' cream coloured material. This two piece dress is floor length and has long, full sleeves. The sleeves become tighter near the forearm area. This part of the sleeve is covered in lace. It has a high neck surrounded by lace and a large yoke design. The fabric drapes into 'V' shapes both on the front and back sides. The lace is placed along the edges of the fabric on both the front, back, proper right and proper left shoulders. The skirt has a slight train, which extends from the back of the dress. The skirt is pleated vertically on from the waistband downwards. A quarter of the way up the skirt from the hem is decorative markings. These markings form a circle around the entire skirt. Near the bottom hem is a set of three horizontal pleats that encircle the dress.