Waistcoat, possibly made by Elizabeth Brainerd Eddy or a member of the Eddy family, East Middletown, Conn., circa 1756–60. Crewel yarn stitched on plain-weave linen, brass buttons. Eighteenth Century children's clothing is rare, as is the application of crewel embroidery to clothing, which is possibly a regional Connecticut preference.
Left: English day dress of embroidered Indian muslin, ca. 1810 (this photograph shows clearly the general Regency strategy of trying to make dresses look narrow when seen from the front, but gathering material behind so that the dresses would remain easy to walk in, despite being long and not having any slits).