With the Jane Austen Festival approaching fast, I thought I'd share some research photos I took of an 1810 day dress at the Fashion Museum in Bath. It's a pretty little embroidered number that I took quite a liking to. Have any of you tried embroidering your own fabric like this? I might if I thought I would actually finish! It would be a big project.
Details: BATMC 1.09.1237
Cotton fabric embroidered with silk and metal threads,
Earliest date: 1810
If you happen to share any of these photos, please include credit to the Fashion Museum, Bath and the BATMC reference of the garment. Thanks!
|The back fastens with ties.|
|Taken from a chair... it's very hard to get good full length shots of garments on tables :D|
|The reverse side of the fabric, showing all the stitches.|