Delicate muslin dress (circa 1805) Empire waistline gently decorated at the hemline and under the bustline with red embroidery

Delicate muslin dress (circa 1805) Empire waistline gently decorated at the hemline and under the bustline with red embroidery

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."

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.'"

Muslin dress with metallic embroidery -1803 (Thanks to silvermoon54 for pin.)

Muslin dress with metallic embroidery -1803 (Thanks to silvermoon54 for pin.)

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

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

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.

1812-1815 - England - Girl's 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.  Muslin embroidered in wool

Dress

1812-1815 - England - Girl's 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. Muslin embroidered in wool

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