Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Fig. 1.- Dress of Thibet merino with six tucks, the tucks braided. Down the front a large braided fold, confined on the underside.

Fig. 2.- Dress of gros de Brazil, with seven narrow flounces- Each flounce edged with a bias fold.

Fig. 3.- Dress of embroidered white tarletane muslin.

Fig. 4.- Open dress of Altapacca poplin, trimmed with large silk cord.

Fig. 5.- Dress of Turkish satin, laid in pleats or folds down the front- the folds caught at intervals with satin knots or clasps. Neck and sleeves trimmed with deep rich lace, set on nearly plain showing the pattern of the lace distinctly. Head dress of broad satin ribbon , and flowers.

Fashion Plate from Google Books Godey's Lady's Book 1843

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