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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."

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Guest Post: Perfect partners: Muslin and cashmere

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

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

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Lady's dress - 1795 Country of origin: Great Britain and Northern Ireland Cotton, silver embroidery German Historical Museum - DHM

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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.

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