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Day dress, French, ca. 1884. Eggplant silk satin. Garren Collection of Historic Dress, Univ. of Virginia. From UVA Magazine.

"Paging Miss Adler." Day dress, French, ca. Garren Collection of Historic Dress, Univ. From UVA Magazine.

Afternoon dress, around 1880-1881, blue silk fringe trim, skirt with train. Musée d'Orsay exhibit, Impressionism and Fashion. by cleo

Afternoon dress, around blue silk fringe trim, skirt with train. Musée d'Orsay exhibit, Impressionism and Fashion. by sharene

Truly Victorian patterns 463 1884 French Basque Bodice a modified TV 361 Butterfly train, shortened. The TV 261 4 gore underskirt.

Truly Victorian patterns 463 1884 French Basque Bodice a modified TV 361 Butterfly train, shortened. The TV 261 4 gore underskirt. so we'd use the same pattern and brocade but different watered silk for each.

1883.  Vestido en lana brocado..

Spring Dress, circa Wool brocaded with a castle motif via Museum of Walloon Life, Belgium

Purple velvet-figured and watered silk two-piece dress, 1884. The tightly fitted bodice has encased boning; it buttons down the front with 18 steel-studded pearl buttons. The back bustle with puffed drapery creates the proper silhouette. This dress was made by Mrs. Harriet Theresa Barrington Randall for her daughter, Caroline Amelia (1861-1944) to wear when she married William Rush Kelly in Blackville, SC on January 2, 1884. The Charleston Museum

Purple velvet-figured and watered silk two-piece dress, The tightly fitted bodice has encased boning; it buttons down the front with 18 steel-studded pearl buttons. The back bustle with puffed drapery creates the proper silhouette.

Natural form period. /// Dress, ca. 1878-1883. Silk satin and voided velvet. McCord Museum, Montreal

Red - Natural form period, circa silk satin and voided velvet dress. Via McCord Museum, Montreal.

Day Dress: 1876, American, silk taffeta and silk plain and striped satin, silk knotted fringe and satin cording.

Woman's Dress: Bodice and Skirt, 1876 Artist/maker unknown, American. Worn by Elizabeth Morris Cox Keim. Steel grey silk taffeta and pale pink silk plain and striped satin; grey silk knotted fringe and pink satin cording Philadelphia Museum of Art

navy silk satin, bodice & bustle skirt trimmed w/ navy & copper striped ribbon, B W L excellent

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