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Three-piece dress (two bodices & skirt), probably Swedish-made from French velvet.

Woman's Dress: Bodice, Skirt and Underbodice Artist/maker unknown, American Date: c. 1850 Silk brocade, cotton/linen lace

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Evening dress and petticoat

1948 evening dress

Basque style jacket with open coat sleeves. (I have this pattern)

Promenade dress, American, ca. 1903. Wool and silk. Metropolitan Museum of Art The smocking in the back is a clever way to handle pleating the skirt.