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Evening dress, 1812–14 French Silk Rogers Fund, 1937 (37.116a–c) Dress, ca. 1820 British Silk Purchase, Irene Lewisohn Bequest, 1985 (1985.222.2ab) In the early years of the nineteeth century, the high-waisted Empire-style dress was rendered more solid through the use of heavier fabrics and more trimmings. The circa 1820 dress in the front of this image reveals the impulse toward embellishment of the simple chemise of the 1800s.

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Fascinating White Butterfly Embroidery Long Sleeve

Fascinating White Butterfly Embroidery Long Sleeve can be used for special occasions. Buy one now!

This winter I was on a search for the perfect button up pattern, and this shirt was my first make on that quest! I chose the pattern from a bit older Burda issue, from 02/2005. I love two piece sleeves and piecing on the back, all in all it's a nice pattern. I did make the mistake and trace the...