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Garment of the Week

In an attempt to motivate me to update this blog more regularly and get down to some serious sewing, I will be going a ‘Garment of the Week’. It’s pretty self-explanatory really; each week I will post a picture/pictures of historical garments which I think are interesting, or pretty.

This doesn’t just extend to dresses, so undergarments such as corsets, skirt supports or chemises are also included. Feel free to comment what your thoughts are.

So, for this week I’m starting with something reasonably tame: a late 1850-1860s summer dress, made of sheer, lightweight fabrics with a small floral pattern,

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Do do you think the lady wearing it would be kept cool during summer?

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