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A woman's fine linen smock of the period 1620-1640. Women's smocks were always made with triangular gores in either side and the high neck and long sleeves of this example, trimmed and inset with bobbin lace arranged in a distinctive diagonal pattern, were clearly meant to be seen when the wearer was fully dressed. The lace insertions are of the same design, but two different qualities, one finer than the other. and five different patterns of lace are included.

Smock

Woman's smock made of linen with insertions of bobbin lace in the sleeves and body of the garment, England, Museum Number

A woman’s fine linen smock of the early 17th century is trimmed and inset with bobbin lace arranged in a distinctive diagonal pattern. The lace insertions are of the same design, but two different qualities, one finer than the other. Clearly there was not enough of the fine lace to complete the garment, so the coarser variety was used in alternate rows. This may have resulted as a miscalculation of how much lace to buy or because the cost of the finer, more expensive lace was too great.

Smock

A woman’s fine linen smock of the early century is trimmed and inset with bobbin lace arranged in a distinctive diagonal pattern. The lace insertions are of the same design, but two different qualities, one finer than the other.

1825-1835 ca. Corset, England White cotton corset with silk trapunto work. Busk down centre middle, separate breast double-gussets with trapunto strap in centre of each breast. Corded and quilted work down sides of corset, armholes set quite far back, and laces down the back. collections.vam.ac.uk

Corset

What gorgeous detail work: Anyone here applying trapunto work to their corsets? Corset Place of origin: England, Great Britain (made) Date: ca. 1825 - 1835 (made) Materials and Techniques: Cotton, silk thread, trapunto work

Flemish baby’s coif, 1550-1600  Linen, with cutwork  Museum number: 7523-1861  Both adult and miniature versions of these cutwork coifs have survived from the second half of the sixteenth century.  The technique of cutwork was the creation of a delicate structure of needle lace stitches across the spaces cut in a fine linen ground.

Baby's coif

Flemish baby’s coif Linen with cutwork. The technique of cutwork was the creation of a delicate structure of needle lace stitches across the spaces cut in a fine linen ground. via the Victoria & Albert, London

Linen jacket embrodered with black wool, dated 1610-1620 and  skirt in fustian dated 1621-1640.

Isis' Wardrobe: Informal jackets and waistcoats of the early century: Linen jacket embrodered with black wool, dated and skirt in fustian dated

A robe a l'anglaise--or en fourreau gown--a tutorial! Part Two, Back Pleats

When we left off in part one, we had just prepared the dress for the back pleats . Looking at pleating diagrams from the previously mentio.

1735-1750 - France? - Part of corset bodice and sleeves - Blue silk brocade with a large scale design of naturalistic flowers in pinks, greens and yellows. French silk - point rentree 1735-1737. There are blue linen tabs. It is lined with linen. It is heavily boned with eyelet holes down the backs and fronts for the stomacher. Sleeves would attach with blue ribbon. The cuff of the sleeves is trimmed with cream silk ribbon. There are 6 hip tabs - Snowshill Manor © National Trust / Simon…

ornamentedbeing: “ Summary description “Part of corset bodice and sleeves - Made from blue silk brocade with a large scale design of naturalistic flowers in pinks, greens and yellows.

Coat  Date:     1787–89 Culture:     probably French Medium:     silk, cotton, linen Dimensions:     Length at CB: 46 1/2 in. (118.1 cm) Cre... Accession Number:     C.I.59.18.1

Coat (at the Metropolitan Museum of Art) probably French Medium: silk, cotton, linen Dimensions: Length at CB: 46 in. cm) Gift of Mr.

Jacket Place of origin: England, Great Britain Date: 1605-1620 Materials and Techniques: Linen striped with silk and silver strip, linen, linen thread, silk ribbon, silver thread-covered buttons Museum number: 188-1900 | V&A

Jacket

English Jacket of linen striped w silk and silver strip, linen, linen thread, silk ribbon, silver thread-covered buttons

Evening ensemble with matching bonnet, French, c. 1890 silk velvet tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar & bodice appliques, stamped 'A. Felix Brevete 15 Faub. St. Honore Paris', Augusta Auctions

French gown, ensemble of faun velvet lavishly tambour embroidered in rose blossom pattern, gold beadwork on cloth of gold collar bodice appliques, matching bonnet w/ lining stamped in gold "A. Honore Paris" From upcoming

Open robe 1348729 | National Trust Collections

Open robe National Trust Inventory Number 1348729 Category Costume Date 1770 Materials Glazed cotton, Linen, Silk, Wool Measurements Place of origin Collection Snowshill Wade Costume Collection, Gloucestershire (Accredited Museum)

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