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Possibly the burial gown of Queen Margaret of Denmark, who died in 1412. The fabric was really splendid, a mixture of gold and silk. The pattern consisted of 4 pattern-pieces, but every pattern-piece was sewn together from many smaller pieces of fabric, to make a more economic use of it. Sleeves were almost not preserved, but their remains indicate that the were probably long, up to the wrists, and narrow all the way.

“Golden Gown” supposedly worn by Queen Margaret I of Denmark, ca 1403-1439, Uppsala Cathedral For a long time, the gown was kept near to Margaret’s tomb in Roskilde Cathedral, but in 1659 it was taken to Sweden as booty by Charles X. It was donated to Uppsala Cathedral by the royal family in 1665.

Wedding gown ca. 1880s. Heavy ivory silk, beads. Silk-lined bodice has net sleeves trimmed with cream-colored bugle beads and pearls. Originally in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum. svpmeow1/ebay

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Oh what big teeth you have, Louise of Prussia! Dental Set, 1810.

ca. 1800

A 8-panel wool gabardine dress of the year 1370, designed from several sources of information including the Moy Bog gown, pieces dug up in London and the Greenland finds. It has 53 handmade ball buttons, and hand stitched button holes faced in silk.

Shinrone gown, extant wool gown found in an Irish bog near Shinrone, Co. Tipperary, in the 19th century. It has been dated to the latter part of the 16th century.

The Golden Gown of Queen Margareta (reproduction), worn between 1403-49. The original is the only surviving evening gown of the time

1869 wedding gown of Elisabeth of Wied, Queen Consort of Romania in The dress is made of silk satin, silk tulle with cotton and paper faux flowers. Held at FIDM.

.I have chose to pin the picture becuause it give me a good insight of what Henrys wives wore. This dress is a common design from the tudor time and I will need to find a way of getting my hand on something similar for my final piece.

Ancient greek royal dress with elaborate designs and golden patterns Clothing in ancient Greece primarily consisted of the chiton, peplos, himation, and chlamys. While no clothes have survived from this period, descriptions exist from contemporary accounts and artistic depiction. Clothes were mainly homemade, and often served many purposes such as bedding (movie costume shown)

Period Wardrobefrom Period Wardrobe

His ‘Rose without a Thorn’

A re-creation of a Tudor gown ala Queen Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, for display at Gainsborough Old Hall, to commemorate Henry and Catherine’s visit made as part of Henry’s Northern Progress in 1541.

Portrait of Princess Mathilde of Bavaria, ca late 1890’s. The “1910” in the bottom corner is the year a book of her poetry was published.  She died in 1906.