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1877s detachable balayeuse for trains. Made from light weight bedcloth, all hand sewn.

detachable balayeuse for trains. Made from light weight bedcloth, all hand sewn.

American Duchess: V346: How to Make a Victorian Bustle - Pattern and Instructions

Awesome Lobster Tail Bustle Tutorial from Duchess I can't give enough love to American Duchess.

Tournure « queue d’écrevisse Vers 1885» | Palais Galliera | Musée de la mode de la Ville de Paris

Tournure « queue d’écrevisse »

"Petal" Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, 1906–1978) Date: 1951 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in. (152.4 cm)

"Petal" Designer: Charles James (American, born Great Britain, Date: 1951 Culture: American Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB: 60 in.

Cotton, Linen Petticoat from 1883. On 90° days like today, I wonder how the hell my ancestresses survived the summer.

fashionrevealed: “Cotton and linen petticoat (American), From the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Cotton petticoat with tiered ruffles, British, 1875-80.

Petticoat Date: Culture: British Medium: cotton Dimensions: Length at CF: 40 in. cm) Credit Line: Purchase, Irene Lewisohn and Alice L.

My four years old daughter's 1877s day dress, made from pillow cover, cotton damask with little floral pattern. Adorned with poppy red ribbons, bias tape and floral ribbon, cotton eyelet embroidery trimmings. Mother of pearl buttons.

My four years old daughter's day dress, made from pillow cover, cotton damask with little floral pattern. Adorned with poppy red ribbons, bias tape and floral ribbon, cotton eyelet embroidery trimmings. Mother of pearl buttons.

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Not a bonnet for the prairie, but in Prairie Song, Anna might have it in the wagon. Tucked away in her trunk, protected from the incidious dust? (Bonnet 1845 The McCord Museum)

Source unknown, sleeve detail is divine.

1868 dress sleeve detail - puffs of linen lawn interspersed with bands of silk satin and lace, Maltese-style bobbin lace.

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