Museum of London via Molly Elizabeth Costumes (The undersleeves on this are fabulous.
Handstitched dress, taffeta with brocade velvet, 1860. (Belonged to Empress Carlota of Mexico?) Collection of Museo Nacional de Historia, Castillo de Chapultepec. Photos: Omar Dumaine, via Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (link: http://www.inah.gob.mx/multimedia/hilos_mnh/moda_femenina/moda_femenina.html). CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.
Summer dress ca. Sheer white cotton voile printed with light aqua and brown fuchsias and trimmed with linen bobbin lace. Bodice lined in white linen; Skirt has deep side pocket and small watch pocket at waist.
TIETOJA MINUSTA: The is a one layer cotton coutil corset, sewn with machine using period techniques described in The Fashions Of The Gilded Age by Frances Grimble. The pattern is based on the c. 1873 corset from Corsets and Crinolines by Norah Waugh