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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.