TIETOJA MINUSTA: I had always overlooked the princess line as boring, but now I have changed my mind completely. The simplicity can be very dramatic. The dress is made of dark ivory duchess silk satin and silk brocade. It's lined with cotton sateen and trimmed with marabou feathers. It is machine sewn and hand finished. The dress pattern is based on the 1878 afternoon dress from The Cut of Women's Clothes.