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Baby's Sacque coat; William Skinner and Sons Sunbak fabric, 1951

Baby's Sacque coat; William Skinner and Sons Sunbak fabric, 1951

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Baby's sacque style coat sample; William Skinner and Sons Sunbak fabric, 1951.
Cream colored and hand embroidered baby sacque coat made from Skinner trademark Sunbak double-faced fabric - viscose rayon twill face with wool serge with brushed (?) pile. Fabric made in 1951 in Holyoke, MA. Pink, white, blue, and green floral embroidery on the front only. at the nexk and center front corners at the hem. 2.25 inch by 2.25 inch embroidery at hem, 4.5 inch length of three floral pieces at neck. Blanket stitching in pink used to finish all edges. Face is turned down onto wrong side and whipstitched in place in white thread. Fabric is 66% rayon and 34% wool. The sacque is cut in one piece with serged side seams. There are no shoulder seams or armscye. Flared hem and straight center front line. Pink ribbon center front is hand stitched onto garment. Brown spot stains and light discoloration throughout. Was clearly cut using pen to mark the cutting and stitching lines as marks are still visible. Pen was also used to mark outline for embroidered areas. Long pencil marks also visible on front.
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Object Name
Baby's Sacque
date made
William Skinner and Sons
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Holyoke
Associated Place
United States: New Jersey, Allentown
Physical Description
rayon; wool (overall material)
twill weave; pile weave (overall production method/technique)
overall: 9 1/4 in x 16 in; 23.495 cm x 40.64 cm
ID Number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of William Skinner and Sons
American Textile Industry
Korean War
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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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