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I'm fascinated by working-class historical clothes.  This one is 18th century. (Before the Automobile blog, please click through, she's an amazing seamstress!)

I'm fascinated by working-class historical clothes. This one is 18th century. (Before the Automobile blog, please click through, she's an amazing seamstress!)

Evening dress, French, ca. 1911-15. Silk embroidery floss on silk net. Bodice, lined with lightly boned taffeta, has sleeves cut in T-shape, kimono style. Gunmetal bead trim, attached in the Luneville or tambour method. Smith College Historic Clothing

Evening dress, French, ca. 1911-15. Silk embroidery floss on silk net. Bodice, lined with lightly boned taffeta, has sleeves cut in T-shape, kimono style. Gunmetal bead trim, attached in the Luneville or tambour method. Smith College Historic Clothing

Wedding ensemble, 1740-50 - apparently the "robe volante" was a transitional fashion between the previous standard, the mantua, and the robe à la Française which was to follow this

Wedding ensemble, 1740-50 - apparently the "robe volante" was a transitional fashion between the previous standard, the mantua, and the robe à la Française which was to follow this

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