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.'"
I have been eagerly watching Gisele Human's WAIF unfurl from a small passion project to a now fully fledged jewellery line, and am so happy to exclusively debut this wonderful new shoot and her online shop!
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."