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Replica gown - 1775 "Phebe Massey" dress - re-created by me from an extant dress in Broomall, PA.  Completely hand-sewn; chestnut brown silk; apron-front style skirt; 3/4 shaped sleeves; unusual 1-inch  'growth tuck' at hemline (usually only done on children's garments). Lined with antique linen. Exact pattern taken from original garment.

Replica gown - 1775 "Phebe Massey" dress - re-created by me from an extant dress in Broomall, PA. Completely hand-sewn; chestnut brown silk; apron-front style skirt; 3/4 shaped sleeves; unusual 1-inch 'growth tuck' at hemline (usually only done on children's garments). Lined with antique linen. Exact pattern taken from original garment.

Short waisted, with front of bodice in two overlapping parts, square neck, long straight sleeves, skirt with fullness in knife pleats, less fulllness in front than in back, front panel of skirt slit from waist down about ten inches on each side of panel, but still attached to narrow waistband, ties at end of narrow waistband, of front panel to go around and tie in back thus holding up front of skirt; bodice lined with brown glazed cotton.

A Quaker's dress of greenish-brown taffeta American, Early century USA Dimensions x 73 cm x 28 in.) Measured flat for hanging storage Medium or Technique Silk taffeta, cotton lining, and silk tape Classification Costumes Accession Number

This is a half-scale dress I made based on a pattern from Janet Arnold and a painting of a member of the Russian Czars' family.  It is made of a yellow silk file and white lace.  It was made for a show of Half-scale clothing I did in Macon, Mo and it includes all of the foundation and support garments (corset, collapsable bustle, 2 petticoats and a chemise.  The entire piece stands less than 3 feet tall. Designed, patterned, cut and sewn by Costume Designer Jack A. Smith

This is a half-scale dress I made based on a pattern from Janet Arnold and a painting of a member of the Russian Czars' family. It is made of a yellow silk file and white lace. It was made for a show of Half-scale clothing I did in Macon, Mo and it includes all of the foundation and support garments (corset, collapsable bustle, 2 petticoats and a chemise. The entire piece stands less than 3 feet tall. Designed, patterned, cut and sewn by Costume Designer Jack A. Smith

Robe a la Francaise c.1770   This vividly-colored gown shows the richness and elaborate decoration seen on formal dress of the last half of the century. Over 25 yds of intricate, hand-made "fly fringe" trim curve over the bodice and gown.The Stomacher is embroidered with a rich surface silk ribbons, hand-made flowers, & more floss  flowers. Double pagoda sleeves are gathered and edged with flowered trim, & have lace ruffles attached.Trim adapted from examples in Fashion in Detail, Hart…

Robe a la Francaise c.1770 This vividly-colored gown shows the richness and elaborate decoration seen on formal dress of the last half of the century. Over 25 yds of intricate, hand-made "fly fringe" trim curve over the bodice and gown.The Stomacher is embroidered with a rich surface silk ribbons, hand-made flowers, & more floss flowers. Double pagoda sleeves are gathered and edged with flowered trim, & have lace ruffles attached.Trim adapted from examples in Fashion in Detail, Hart…

A chocolate brown silk 'Quaker' dress, circa 1818.

A chocolate brown silk 'Quaker' dress, circa with : Lot 0035

My personal re-creation of a MMA 1780s painted gown and petticoat. All 12 yards of white silk,  handpainted; and the gown and petticoat completely handsewn; added ruffled frills to finish the necka dn sleeves are silk organza and antique lace edging.

My personal re-creation of a MMA painted gown and petticoat. All 12 yards of white silk, handpainted; and the gown and petticoat completely handsewn; added ruffled frills to finish the necka dn sleeves are silk organza and antique lace edging.

Quaker Dress Code | Photographs of brown Quaker dress belonging to Sarah Benson Walker ...

UTas ePrints - Photographs of brown Quaker dress belonging to Sarah Benson Walker:

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