TTC Sewing Inspiration
Things that inspire my sewing.
Puffs of linen lawn interspersed with bands of silk satin and lace give this sleeve a filmy, weightless quality. They are reminiscent of the puffings on 1620s gowns which swelled out above and below the elbow, confined at intervals by ribbons. This device had been used throughout the nineteenth century in one form or another but it suited the light fabrics of 1860s summer dresses particularly well. Ca 1868
Very good illustration of how the silhouette changes through the 15th and 16th century ie the first one fine for Dawn/Marches as it is the shape used earlier than the period of the picture it is taken from, the second might still fit for League. However the last the silhouette is very 16th century in feel and is therefore too late for any Empire cultures from what I understand.