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c. 1837 dress, British. Cotton. The Met, 1983.241.1

May 1837 Walking Dress Ladies' Cabinet

American cotton dress (with matching ruffle edged pelerine) ca. 1837, Met

Dress Date: ca. 1837 Culture: American Medium: silk

Ensemble: Dress 1837, American, Made of cotton

~Morning Dress, ca. 1837-40~ via The Met

Dress Date: ca. 1837 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm) Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1937

ARIEL | thinking about her pink dress in the back of my head. If I wanted to shoot for 1830's (rather than 1890's like my first piece), this is a great example of those epic leg-o-mutton sleeves. | Dress ca. 1837 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.