Side view, robe à l'anglaise, worn à la polonaise, England, 1770-1780. Hand block printed cotton, called 'dark ground chintz'; quilted gold silk satin petticoat.

Side view, robe à l'anglaise retroussee, England, Hand block printed cotton, called 'dark ground chintz';

Robe à l'anglaise, England, 1770-1780. Hand block printed cotton, called 'dark ground chintz'; quilted gold silk satin petticoat.

ca robe à l'anglaise, of hand block printed cotton, called 'dark ground chintz'; with a quilted gold silk satin petticoat.

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Festive Attyre: curtain-along--lots of links about how to sew c. garments made from the Waverly Felicite chintz curtains sold at Lowe's.

Dress, ca. 1785.

Like the contrast between the tight bodice and the full skirt, but wouldn't have liked the corsetry necessary to achieve the look.

BLOCK-PRINTED COTTON  British, ca. 1780–90, Although white-ground calicoes were more popular overall, dark colored grounds were particularly fashionable in the 1780s and 1790s. Barbara Johnson (1738–1825), a British woman of the rural gentry, kept a scrapbook of her dress fabrics; included among these is a black-ground calico with a small, trailing floral pattern (V T.219-1973), purchased in 1787, which is very similar to this example.

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Dress  Date: ca. 1774 Culture: American Medium: cotton, linen

1774 Culture: American Medium: cotton, linen Dimensions: Total Length: 51 in. cm) Credit Line: Gift of Helen Macartney, 1926 Accession Number:

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