Sample Foundation garment or girdle; William Skinner and Sons Nylon fabrics; 1946

Sample Foundation garment or girdle; William Skinner and Sons Nylon fabrics; 1946

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Sample Foundation garment; made of William Skinner and Sons nylon satin and nylon netting; 1946. Rose pink woman's foundation garment; all in one bust to hip, made of nylon satin and nylon netting in 1946. Fabric made in Holyoke, MA.
Used as an application of T-9665. Flat-felled seams covered wtih a pink twill tape on interior and hem. Six nonadjustable length metal garters with nude elastic straps. Princess seams with open embroidery chain stitching. Pale pink ribbons in between nylon netting layers under cups. Metal closure and metal adjustments for grosgrain ribbon straps. Darts on cups, gusset center front with stretch nylon. Side hem is serged and topstitched with a zig zag. Garters attached with a machine stitched X. Fifteen hook and eye metal closures left side. Stretch pink nylon on side waists. Nylon netting with no stretch on cups. Netted piping at top of bust. No underwire.
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Object Name
Foundation Garment
date made
William Skinner and Sons
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Holyoke
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
stretch knit satin; knitted net (overall production method/technique)
pink (overall color)
nylon; metal (overall material)
overall: 23 1/4 in x 36 in; 59.055 cm x 91.44 cm
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of William Skinner and Sons
American Textile Industry
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Cultural and Community Life: Textiles
American Silks
American Textile Industry
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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