Muslin Dresses about 1800, Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. THIS is what is meant by "muslin" in Jane Austen's works, American friends! Naturally, a lady wore a chemise, stays and petticoat beneath. Our American muslin is what the Engish call "calico."

Muslin Dresses about 1800, Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. THIS is what is meant by "muslin" in Jane Austen's works, American friends! Naturally, a lady wore a chemise, stays and petticoat beneath. Our American muslin is what the Engish call "calico."

White cotton muslin gown with broderie anglaise decoration and double-puffed sleeves, probably American, 1799-1810.

White cotton muslin gown with broderie anglaise decoration and double-puffed sleeves, probably American, 1799-1810.

Spotted muslin dress, ca 1909    I have fallen in love with muslin of late.  Unfortunately THIS type of muslin is difficult, at best, to find in the U.S.  I learned it is an Egyptian Cotton muslin and solf in the U.K., but may be even hard to find there these days.

Spotted muslin dress, ca 1909 I have fallen in love with muslin of late. Unfortunately THIS type of muslin is difficult, at best, to find in the U.S. I learned it is an Egyptian Cotton muslin and solf in the U.K., but may be even hard to find there these days.

Dress: ca. 1845, white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace. "'proper young women, 'never go into a passion, have no will of their own, never laugh out loud, or go anywhere without a gentleman, or take cheese at dinner.'"

Dress: ca. 1845, white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace. "'proper young women, 'never go into a passion, have no will of their own, never laugh out loud, or go anywhere without a gentleman, or take cheese at dinner.'"

Dress of white muslin embroidered from the hem with a floral design in coloured wools. The dress has a high-waisted bodice, vertically-gathered puffed sleeves and a trained skirt  -  c1812-15.

Dress of white muslin embroidered from the hem with a floral design in coloured wools. The dress has a high-waisted bodice, vertically-gathered puffed sleeves and a trained skirt - c1812-15.

1800, England (made) Bengal (fabric) - Gown - Muslin embroidered with cotton thread VA

1800, England (made) Bengal (fabric) - Gown - Muslin embroidered with cotton thread VA

1805-1810 ca. Muslin Dress. Dress, cotton embroidered with cotton thread, woven in Bengal. Given by Miss. P. H. Rew. Museum no. CIRC. 30-1958. 1750-60 ca. Shawl, twill-tapestry woven pashmina, Kashmir. Given by Miss M. Davis. Museum no. IM. 17-1915 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London collections.vam.ac.uk

1805-1810 ca. Muslin Dress. Dress, cotton embroidered with cotton thread, woven in Bengal. Given by Miss. P. H. Rew. Museum no. CIRC. 30-1958. 1750-60 ca. Shawl, twill-tapestry woven pashmina, Kashmir. Given by Miss M. Davis. Museum no. IM. 17-1915 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London collections.vam.ac.uk

Muslin dress, c. 1800 - perfect for a Jane Austen 19th Century Regency Georgian wedding.

Muslin dress, c. 1800 - perfect for a Jane Austen 19th Century Regency Georgian wedding.

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