Like I have said before…this era is not my favorite…to much like night gowns. But, I am insanely attracted to shiny things so this dress I like. It goes without saying that I’d wear something under that frothy mosquito netting. It is dated as 1805-10.
Interesting how they did that side seam. Hangs like it is cut on the bias. Or may be it is just the photograph.
And now for the best part!
I’m not envisioning a machine doing this in that day and age so some poor souls were doing this by hand for 14 hours a day in possibly dark, miserable conditions. How on God’s green earth did they get it so perfectly balanced? They didn’t even have iron on stencils then! Guess that is why it was so valuable and that is why it is still around today. It was only worn once or twice for special occasions…not while sweeping out the hearth.