Embroidery on linen was a popular pastime for both men and women in the upper classes and the patterns were often chosen to resemble silk fabric. Dress à la polonaise, outer fabric embroidered linen, lining linen, KM Photo Pernilla Rasmussen
1888 Royal Blue Silk Faille Reception Gown Trimmed in Cut Velvet and Original Silk Blue and Lavender Ribbons. A gorgeous light royal blue silk faille gown trimmed in matching cut (faconne) velvet at the yoke, back neck bow, and skirt.
Oliva The Prestige Jacket of satin striped voile. Striped silk twill skirt with pleated gauze with ribbon trim and applied embroidery. Lapels, cuffs, bodice facing, and front skirt panels are silk overlaid with lace and applied floral embroidery.
Cotton summer dress, The refreshing simple stripe pattern is a rare alternative to standard floral prints. The slightly high waisted bodice is transitional from the Empire style to the natural waist position.