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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

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Sack back

Silk sack back gown, trimmed with silk fringe, lined with linen, hand-sewn 1760

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1960’s Fashion + plus that sort of wistful, lost look that so many wore back then....

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Sack back and petticoat

Sack back gown made c. 1735-1740, altered in 1750-1775, England. Embroidered silk. Victoria Et Albert Museum.

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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.

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Encounters with paper conservation: the treatment of a Chinese painted silk dress - Victoria and Albert Museum

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#Silk Period: 18th Century - Sack dress Material: Embroidered thai silk, dyed lace, decorative flowers http://wwwthesilktrader.com

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organic cotton...reminds me of Marcy Tiltons little paris dress - sweet

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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.

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