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Dress 1837, American made of silk ~~~~~ Over a few years after 1836 the Romantic sleeve fullness inevitably worked its way down the sleeve giving a much tighter top arm and more fullness at the elbow. Next the elbow fullness dropped to the wrist and excess material was gathered into a rouleau or band creating a new sleeve shape.
Dress Date 1902–4 - someone with far more time and talent could make a wonderful steampunk-esque outfit based on this dress design. Tone down the sleeves, change the black/silver halter thing for a sort of leather utility halter, open the back up for a peek of skin. It would be fabulous.