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With the underwear layers of my Edwardian outfit almost done, I could finally start on the garment which began the whole project, the blouse. I used the Wearing History Edwardian Blouse pattern, bu…

Haute Couture Charles Frederick Worth afternoon walking dress gown circa from French 1885. Made from silk with lace trimming marked by darker colors in stripe line asymmetrical drapery oversize accessories and elongated forms include the bustle skirt at the back. The dense textiles preferred were covered in trimming, beadwork, puffs and bows to visually elevate them further. #HauteCouture #Fashion House of Worth

Haute Couture Charles Frederick Worth afternoon walking dress gown circa from French 1885. Made from silk with lace trimming marked by darker colors in stripe line asymmetrical drapery oversize accessories and elongated forms include the bustle skirt at the back. The dense textiles preferred were covered in trimming, beadwork, puffs and bows to visually elevate them further. #HauteCouture #Fashion House of Worth

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). "Vilmiron" dress, spring/summer 1952 haute couture French. Silk, nylon. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1955 (C.I.55.76.20a–g) | Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

Christian Dior (French, 1905–1957). "Vilmiron" dress, spring/summer 1952 haute couture French. Silk, nylon. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Gift of Mrs. Byron C. Foy, 1955 (C.I.55.76.20a–g) | Photo © Nicholas Alan Cope. #ManusxMachina #CostumeInstitute

1900-1910 bust-improver brassieres from http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1982.316.8

1900-1910 bust-improver brassieres from http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/1982.316.8

Marquisette dress covered with embroidery and lace insertion with a black velvet belt [American], c. 1910

Marquisette dress covered with embroidery and lace insertion with a black velvet belt [American], c. 1910

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