Dress ca. 1805-1810 via Manchester City Galleries..... This would be my dream wedding dress!!!!

Dress ca. 1805-1810 via Manchester City Galleries..... This would be my dream wedding dress!!!!

Muslin dress, c. 1845  The ideal 1840s woman was a delicate being. She was innocent, modest, sensitive to etiquette, possessed of softly rounded shoulders and had a demure gaze. This 1840s dress, made from diaphanous white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace, suggests these qualities.

Muslin dress, c. 1845 The ideal 1840s woman was a delicate being. She was innocent, modest, sensitive to etiquette, possessed of softly rounded shoulders and had a demure gaze. This 1840s dress, made from diaphanous white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace, suggests these qualities.

Update on the sailor dress I always wanted as a little girl.  White Muslin Dress With Navy Collar by Natasha Zinko

Update on the sailor dress I always wanted as a little girl. White Muslin Dress With Navy Collar by Natasha Zinko

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

1800 check sections on bodices and sleeves. A great overview of construction details of the period.

1800 check sections on bodices and sleeves. A great overview of construction details of the period.

muslin wedding dress c1795. Way early, but the embroidery is just gorgeous!

muslin wedding dress c1795. Way early, but the embroidery is just gorgeous!

Regency Drawstring Gown Jane Austen Dress  by SewManyTreasures, $165.00.  Not all would want this dress, but I love it. Old look, but so comfy, think I will make it .  Looks like what we wore in the 70's, only prettier.

Regency Drawstring Gown Jane Austen Dress by SewManyTreasures, $165.00. Not all would want this dress, but I love it. Old look, but so comfy, think I will make it . Looks like what we wore in the 70's, only prettier.

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