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Muslin Dresses about 1800, Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. THIS is what is meant by "muslin" in Jane Austen's works. Our American muslin is what the English call "calico."

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Guest Post: Perfect partners: Muslin and cashmere

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

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White cotton muslin gown with broderie anglaise decoration and double-puffed sleeves, probably American, 1799-1810.

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Circa 1805-1810 Embroidered Empire Muslin Gown. Excellent quality embroidery in neoclassical motif. The gown is a white muslin, only lined in the bodice, and the rest of the gown is fairly sheer. Modified square neckline. Gathered bust. Tiny pouf sleeve caps over long straight arms.

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WAIF

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!

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Sheer cotton muslin dress with small darts for close-fitting silhouette. Wide filet lace band trimmed with needle-woven tulips, berries & scrolling leaves vertically placed like arrows across bands of lace. This forms bodice overlay, sleeves, tiered edge of skirt & vertical panel that hangs from back bodice & comes to mitred point at lower back edge. Trim of crocheted double-balls hang from Irish crochet roses. Higher squared neckline edged in ivory silk. coda2222/ebay

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