1805-1810 Whitework gown--When does white and work ever go in the same sentence?

Embroidered Empire Muslin Gown - muslin is mentioned a lot in Jane Austen books, apprx same period too, I think.

Regency gown and reticule

Jane Austen would have worn this style dress. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, whitework became the favored embellishment for fashionable Grecian-style gowns, the latest fashion, with low necks and high waists.

White woven striped cotton gown, ca. 1808. U of Washington. CF bodice opening, high neckline gathered into a collar band/ruff. Smooth waist, ruffle down CF. Very tiny CB piece, regular SB. Puffed upper sleeve; very fitted and shaped lower sleeve. Rectangular back skirt, tiny concave waist, pleated to fit. Shaped CF and SF skirt pieces, drop-front, with edge ties to meet at back waist.

White cotton empire dress, 1808 Size it down for a doll. Do a test pattern on scrap material.

ca. 1810-1820, metmuseum.org | Threading Through Time . Only pinned this because I thought I was a pretty, antique dress.

ca. 1810-1820, metmuseum.org

Evening dress Designer: George Halley (American) Date: ca. 1967 Culture: American Medium: nylon, silk, glass, metallic thread, plastic Dimensions: Length at CB: 54 in.

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Annual Fundraising Ball: Regency Era beginning in 2016 for The Lily Eva Foundation in association with "BREAKING" and…

LOT 582 EMBROIDERED NEOCLASSICAL COTTON GOWN, 1799 - 1810. - whitakerauction

White cotton muslin gown with broderie anglaise decoration and double-puffed sleeves, probably American, Regency sleeves.

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