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I found these doodles I drew some time ago and I thought I would upload them here in case it came handy So, I was trying to figure the dressing progress of a victorian era lady (that is of 1883 and...

Fortuny Peplos Gown   Late 1920s/early 1930s   Of aquamarine pleated silk, sleeveless, with ruffled drawstring neckline, overtunic with pointed hem sewn with brick tone Venetian glass beads, the beads repeated at shoulders, gold stenciled belt

Fortuny Peplos Gown Late 1920s/early 1930s Of aquamarine pleated silk, sleeveless, with ruffled drawstring neckline, overtunic with pointed hem sewn with brick tone Venetian glass beads, the beads repeated at shoulders, gold stenciled belt

Dress, Mrs Pialat Delanoue, Paris, ca. 1914. Evening dress of pink silk with blue chiffon over-tunic reaching just below knee level, decorated with sparkling beadware. Fastens at back with hook and eyes. Hull Museum

Dress, Mrs Pialat Delanoue, Paris, ca. 1914. Evening dress of pink silk with blue chiffon over-tunic reaching just below knee level, decorated with sparkling beadware. Fastens at back with hook and eyes. Hull Museum

Short, diaphragm-length pair of cotton stays (corset) with silk embroidery and linen lining, possibly French or British, ca. 1790.

Short, diaphragm-length pair of cotton stays (corset) with silk embroidery and linen lining, possibly French or British, ca. 1790.

Evening dress    1807-1811  Machine made silk net, embroidered with chenille thread, with silk ribbon, hand-sewn

Evening dress 1807-1811 Machine made silk net, embroidered with chenille thread, with silk ribbon, hand-sewn

Evening dress, 1908, satin, with silk panels embroidered with silver-gilt strip, coil, thread, spangles, pearls and diamantes, and trimmed with velvet, with boned bodice; net is modern replacement. Victoria & Albert Museum.

Evening dress, 1908, satin, with silk panels embroidered with silver-gilt strip, coil, thread, spangles, pearls and diamantes, and trimmed with velvet, with boned bodice; net is modern replacement. Victoria & Albert Museum.

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