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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 Date: ca. 1837 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length: 30 1/2 in. (77.5 cm) Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1937 Accession Number: 37.192

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.

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

Dress 1837-1839 The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dress 1837 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Love the red color and the fact that this is simpler than later Victorian fashion. Very Jane Eyre

Dress 1837 (Metropolitan Museum of Art) No. 37.192

May 1837 Walking Dress Ladies' Cabinet