Garment Production Specification Papers


These are cutting and sewing instructions for the overseas manufacturing of a dress sold under the “Hot Kiss” label. The instructions date from June 27, 2002 and describe a dress with style number 126-5462 made in Hong Kong. The paper gives explicit instructions about how to stitch the seams, where the ruffles should go, and how much cloth should be used for each size of dress. During the 1980s, more and more brands and labels operated factories abroad to manufacture their wares with cheaper labor. This made it necessary to create guidelines and instructions for the overseas workers such as this ticket.

Date Made: 1999 - 20021999-2002

Maker: Hot Kiss, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of Velvet Heart Company through Moshe Tsabag

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2014.3041.04.04Accession Number: 2014.3041Catalog Number: 2014.3041.04.04

Object Name: production papers

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 11 in x 8 1/2 in x 1/4 in; 27.94 cm x 21.59 cm x .635 cm


Record Id: nmah_1968503

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