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Day dress, ca. 1911-13, in silver-gray silk foulard with tiny striped print of white cigar shapes with black spots at ends. Gilet front is spotted ivory net to match sleeve end & cuffs. Raised waistline defined by black twisted silk cord sash. Left side of skirt has panel of fabric let in, cut cross-grain. Decorative black satin buttons & black silk cord buttonholes stitched on either side. Would have been worn over long, lightly boned corset & princess petticoat. Museum of London

in silver-gray silk foulard with tiny striped print of white cigar shapes with black spots at ends.

Janet Arnold included this dress in her book 'Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen's dresses and their construction c. 1860-1940' (pages 50-51). She described it as 'a reception gown in white spotted net over a foundation of ivory satin and ruched satin ribbon.' - See more at: http://collections.museumoflondon.org.uk/Online/object.aspx?objectID=object-81518&start=0&rows=1#sthash.FHHxb20G.dpuf

Dress bodice This bodice is part of a dress that was copied after a gown worn by the actress Ellaline Terriss when she played Joan Trevelyan in 'Sweet and Twenty', a comdey by Basil Hood, produced at the Vaudeville Theatre on 24 April

1861-4 Evening dress in rose pink taffeta with fine double stripes woven in black Gallery of English costume, Manchester

Evening dress in rose pink taffeta with fine double stripes woven in black Gallery of English costume, Manchester Janet Arnold's "Pattern of Fashion p.

1911-2 Day dress in silver grey silk foulard with a striped print of white cigar shapes with black spots at the ends. The gilet in front is in spotted ivory net, as are the sleeve ends and cuffs. The London Museum. Patterns of Fashion 2 page 60

Day dress in silver grey silk foulard with a striped print of white cigar shapes with black spots at the ends. The gilet in front is in spotted ivory net, as are the sleeve ends and cuffs. The London Museum. Patterns of Fashion 2 page 60

1861-4 Evening dress in rose pink taffeta with fine double stripes woven in black Gallery of English costume, Manchester

Evening dress in rose pink taffeta with fine double stripes woven in black Gallery of English costume, Manchester Janet Arnold's "Pattern of Fashion p.

Rebecca Livermore - University of Glamorgan Reception Gown 1901-2 Finalista em 2013 do Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion

Rebecca Livermore - University of Glamorgan Reception Gown Finalista em 2013 do Janet Arnold Patterns of Fashion

Dress A pattern of this dress is included in Janet Arnolds 'Patterns of Fashion: Englishwomen's dress and their construction c. 1860-1940 on page 60. Arnold describes the gown as a  'day dress in silver-grey silk foulard with a tiny striped print of white cigar shapes with black spots at the ends. The gilet front is in spotted ivory net to match the sleeve end and cuffs. The raised waistline is clearly definted by the black twisted silk cord sash. The left side of the skirt has a panel of…

Dress A pattern of this dress is included in Janet Arnolds 'Patterns of Fashion…

Afternoon dress of chiffon trimmed with silk machine-made lace and skunk fur, Lucile, London, c. 1913. Worn by Miss Heather Firbank (1888-1954). Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Photograph of Ann Firbank (a distant relative of the Firbank family) wearing the dress, Cecil Beaton, London, 1962. National Portrait Gallery, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Afternoon dress of chiffon trimmed with silk machine-made lace and skunk fur, Lucile, London, c. 1913. Worn by Miss Heather Firbank (1888-1954). Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Photograph of Ann Firbank (a distant relative of the Firbank family) wearing the dress, Cecil Beaton, London, 1962. National Portrait Gallery, London. CLICK FOR LARGER IMAGES.

Dress Bodice | Museum of London This is the dress that Janet Arnold copied for Patterns of Fashion 2-- the spotted net reception gown on pages 50-51. I adore the spotted net fabric.

Dress Bodice | Museum of London This is the dress that Janet Arnold copied for Patterns of Fashion 2-- the spotted net reception gown on pages 50-51. I adore the spotted net fabric.

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Bryony Tofton's Costumes: Design Competition - Janet ArnoldGallery of costume original 1864 dress in - Janet Arnold's book

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