The big stylized patterns from the beginning of century tend to disappear for big spaces lefts without designs & they are finally replaced by stripes & small flowers. We also have a profusion of colours (avoid black except for mourning) even if with stripes during the 1770’s they used to like pale colours (NB: dark colours still can be found, but they are rare). Remember too that fabrics were often reused, a dress made in 1760 can be made with 40 year old fabrics.
Leather bound swatch book, Lyon, France, ca. 1763-1764. V Samples of dress silks from a travelling salesman's book. The book was used to offer potential customers previews of the forthcoming season's fashionable designs and colours so that they could make orders. Click on the link to see more fabulous samples inside the book!
Throwaway Scent Bottles In the late 18th century, perfume became available to the masses when perfumers and chemists began selling or giving away as samples tiny amounts in inexpensive, disposable containers. These simple, naïve bottles came to be known as "throwaways" since they were generally tossed out when empty. [...]