Paris, France (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Sara Mayer & A. Morhanger (designer) Materials and Techniques: Figured silk overlaid with chiffon, velvet ribbon, machine lace, velvet Credit Line: Given by Major and Mrs Broughton
Silk brocade gown and petticoat, silk covered straw hat and silk satin shoes, 1780 Worn by Jane Bailey for her marriage to James Wickham Image reproduced by kind permission of the Olive Matthews Collection, Chertsey Museum. Photograph by John Chase.
Dress, American, ca. Fashion History Museum, Ontario, via A Vintage Ramble Paisley! I have to look at actual examples of historic clothing frequently to remind myself of the colorful prints and stripes that were used.
Dark wine-colored velvet, The long-waisted bodice exhibits lacing down front with high collar and red satin facing. The skirt incorporates a large bustle and pleats at the side, both heavily decorated with red glass beads and bugles.