Waistcoat from England ca 1745  Silk quilted and bound with grosgrain silk ribbon and braid, with boned canvas

Waistcoat from England ca 1745 Silk quilted and bound with grosgrain silk ribbon and braid, with boned canvas

Droulet en voile de coton .Arles 1775-1780 .Museon Arlaten

Droulet en voile de coton .Arles 1775-1780 .Museon Arlaten

18th century working class

American Frontier Weaving in the 17th and 18th Centuries: Janice Hensley

Provençal hand-quilted waistcoat, c.1800-30. Made from golden yellow cotton and lined with beige cotton and a thin layer of batting. The layers are hand quilted together with a diamond pattern of perfect little stitches. The brilliant marigold hue has long been associated with Provençal plant dyes of wild sumac, saffron, and sunflower petals.

Romantic period Provençal hand-quilted cotton waistcoat made from golden yellow cotton and lined with beige cotton and a thin layer of batting. The layers are hand quilted together with a diamond pattern of perfect little stitches.

Woman's quilted waistcoat or jumps, in linen embroidered in red silk with a fish-scale like pattern, figures wearing turbans, cranes and floral sprays, low v-neckline at front, broad shoulder straps with eyelets for fastening front to back, sleeveless, centre front fastening with three linen ties, hip-length with flared skirt with slit openings at each side and centre back: possibly English, c. 1730 - 1760.

Woman's quilted waistcoat or jumps, in linen embroidered in red silk with a…

c1745 Women’s waistcoats were usually sleeveless like a man’s waistcoat, but shorter and shaped to fit over stays. Worn with a petticoat and bedgown, a waistcoat formed part of the informal ensemble of women’s dress. It could be worn under a gown to provide extra warmth. This waistcoat is made of silk quilted in a diaper pattern. Bright yellow was a popular colour for women’s dress from the 1740s to the 1770s.

Waistcoat

Women’s waistcoats were usually sleeveless like a man’s waistcoat, but shorter and shaped to fit over stays. Worn with a petticoat and bedgown, a waistcoat formed part of the informal ensemble of women’s dress.

Woman's Quilted Waistcoat (Philadelphia Art Museum) Artist/maker unknown, English Geography: Made in England, Europe Date: c. 1700 Medium: Plain weave cotton with silk back stitched to cotton batting and backing; linen lining and twill tape Curatorial Department: Costume and Textiles Accession Number: 1996-107-2

Woman's Quilted Waistcoat Artist/maker unknown, English Geography: Made in England, Europe, c. 1700 Medium: Plain weave cotton with silk back stitched to cotton batting and backing; linen lining and twill tape

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