Girl's dress, circa 1810. Robe de jeune fille, époque Empire, vers 1810, fine gaze de coton diaphane, taille haute serrée par un lacet, plastron en broderie anglaise cernée d'un biais de soie rayée bleu et rouge, manches ballon et bas de jupe cranté en broderie blanche. ThierrydeMaigret

Girl's dress, circa 1810. Robe de jeune fille, époque Empire, vers 1810, fine gaze de coton diaphane, taille haute serrée par un lacet, plastron en broderie anglaise cernée d'un biais de soie rayée bleu et rouge, manches ballon et bas de jupe cranté en broderie blanche. ThierrydeMaigret

The regency spencer and the chemisette worn with a white muslin dress (made according to the dress, France, c. 1802, Kyoto Custume Institute). Chemisette made of cotton muslin according to an extant piece, The Snowshill Manor, c. 1800 - 1825 (J. Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 1), Spencer made of silk dupioni with cotton lining according to an extant spencer, c. 1798

The regency spencer and the chemisette worn with a white muslin dress (made according to the dress, France, c. 1802, Kyoto Custume Institute). Chemisette made of cotton muslin according to an extant piece, The Snowshill Manor, c. 1800 - 1825 (J. Arnold, Patterns of Fashion 1), Spencer made of silk dupioni with cotton lining according to an extant spencer, c. 1798

c1815 embroidered gown with short oversleeves. Ties at back. Skirt slightly trains. Bodice has been altered or is a later hand-sewn replacement. Long sleeves are detachable, being only tacked to short linen undersleeves (Barreto and Lancaster 2010:190). Embroidery exactly matches that from the Met Museum examples.

c1815 embroidered gown with short oversleeves. Ties at back. Skirt slightly trains. Bodice has been altered or is a later hand-sewn replacement. Long sleeves are detachable, being only tacked to short linen undersleeves (Barreto and Lancaster 2010:190). Embroidery exactly matches that from the Met Museum examples.

Red paisley shawl. From roughly 1800 to 1850, the weavers of the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland, became the foremost producers of these shawls.

Red paisley shawl. From roughly 1800 to 1850, the weavers of the town of Paisley in Renfrewshire, Scotland, became the foremost producers of these shawls.

French muslin dress embroidered with metallic thread. Detail of embroidery. c1810 Met Museum

French muslin dress embroidered with metallic thread. Detail of embroidery. c1810 Met Museum

Robe à l'anglaise: ca. 1775-1780's, American, striped cotton plain weave. "This gown is a rare surviving example of the type worn by servants and the lower classes, or by middle class women for informal wear. The plain design and the use of cotton fabric are well suited to an informal dress, but also reflect the growing preference for simplicity during the 1770s and 1780s. At this time, dresses with closed skirts became popular; called "round gowns," they were put on over the head..."

Robe à l'anglaise: ca. 1775-1780's, American, striped cotton plain weave. "This gown is a rare surviving example of the type worn by servants and the lower classes, or by middle class women for informal wear. The plain design and the use of cotton fabric are well suited to an informal dress, but also reflect the growing preference for simplicity during the 1770s and 1780s. At this time, dresses with closed skirts became popular; called "round gowns," they were put on over the head..."

An early 19th century (1825) cream muslin dress with woven check of thicker warp and weft threads. Block printed in purple (now changed to brown), with all-over spot design of star-like flowers. National Trust. Nancy Bradfield p118

An early 19th century (1825) cream muslin dress with woven check of thicker warp and weft threads. Block printed in purple (now changed to brown), with all-over spot design of star-like flowers. National Trust. Nancy Bradfield p118

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