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Muslin Dresses about 1800, Hamburg Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe. THIS is what is meant by "muslin" in Jane Austen's works. Our American muslin is what the English call "calico."

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Guest Post: Perfect partners: Muslin and cashmere

1805-1810 ca. Muslin Dress. Dress, cotton embroidered with cotton thread, woven in Bengal. Given by Miss. P. H. Rew. Museum no. CIRC. 30-1958. 1750-60 ca. Shawl, twill-tapestry woven pashmina, Kashmir. Given by Miss M. Davis. Museum no. IM. 17-1915 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London collections.vam.ac.uk

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White cotton muslin gown with broderie anglaise decoration and double-puffed sleeves, probably American, 1799-1810.

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Muslin: A Beautiful & Versatile Cloth for Regency Fashion

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Kent State University Museum: 19th Century Gallery features this breathtaking 1800's white muslin gown.

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Muslin dress, c. 1845 The ideal 1840s woman was a delicate being. She was innocent, modest, sensitive to etiquette, possessed of softly rounded shoulders and had a demure gaze. This 1840s dress, made from diaphanous white cotton muslin edged with bobbin lace, suggests these qualities.

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Circa 1805-1810 Embroidered Empire Muslin Gown. Excellent quality embroidery in neoclassical motif. The gown is a white muslin, only lined in the bodice, and the rest of the gown is fairly sheer. Modified square neckline. Gathered bust. Tiny pouf sleeve caps over long straight arms.

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Black muslin dress, 1850-55 (Translated) Black wool muslin gown, with flared sleeves, tight fitting bodice and five strips (tiers) on the skirt. The bodice with V-neck runs from the front into a point and is lined. On the inside of the body (bodice) are the original waistbands. Along the bottom of the skirt a lace tape along the seam.

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