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Dress ca. 1885. Silk brocade in purple and lilac. High purple velvet collar and trim at cuffs. Purple satin drapery on skirt. National Historical Museum, Chile

Purple and lilac silk brocade gown, High purple velvet collar and trim at cuffs. Purple satin drapery on skirt.

Day dress, American, ca. 1870. Three pieces: bodice, skirt, bustle drape. Striped silk satin and silk taffeta.

Day dress, American, circa Three pieces: bodice, skirt, and bustle drape. Striped silk satin and silk taffeta. Via Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Reception dress 1880s

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

Day dress, 1883 : blue/black striped bodice with velvet trim and tails, over a draped bustle skirt. Underneath a bustle pad and petticoat w/ruffles down the back.

Dafodils

Tea gown, Philadelphia, circa Beige silk lined with yellow silk satin; Hand-embroidered with daffodils. Small glass beads form the center of the flowers. Front opening with hook & eye fasteners. American Museum in Britain

Silk ensemble (two bodices by different makers), 1879, French. Label "Leroyer & Ducas/27 Boul. Haussmann, Paris". Back view.

Ensemble Date: 1879 Culture: French Medium: silk, glass beads Dimensions: (a) Length at CB: 22 in. cm) (b) Length at CB: 51 in. cm) (c) Length at CB: 23 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Mr.

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