A FINE AND RARE EMBROIDERED COURT GOWN, 1770s. fine white Indian muslin with silver metal embroidery, the robe sack-back with train and scalloped cuffs to the sleeves, matching ruched robings, the cuffs and robings edged in delicate silver thread chain; the matching petticoat of silk to the upper back and tiered at the front bottom; the stomacher to a linen ground and trimmed with wide silver tape. | Christies
The famous ” Feed sack dress” – 1940s ration fashion -- when the flour companies learned that the poor in the dust bowl were sewing flour bags together to make dresses and other clothing for the children, they began selling their flour in different decorative bags with flowers and such things printed on them so that the "clothing" made would be a bit more attractive and fun.
Detail sleeve, robe à la francaise, England (Spitalfield's), 1760s, remodeled 1780s. Ivory ground silk taffeta woven with a narrow self weave stripe, with gently curving flower and leaf meanders in puce, shaded tangerine flowerheads, red berries and sage green foliage, alternating with small sprays of flowers in deep rose pink and ivory. Trimmed with same tufted silks and corded wire loops.