Gathering Seeds Tunic dyed with dried carrot tops by English textile artist and designer Thea Haines. "This garment is modeled after the Mexican huipil, a very simple top made of one piece of fabric. The selvedges are the side seams, a neck hole cut at the fold, with arm holes left open. Traditionally, the neckline and sleeves are heavily embroidered, rendering beautiful this utterly simple, utilitarian garment." via domestic scientist
Early 18th century Italian Stomacher at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - In the 18th century, many gowns were open in the front of the bodice. A stomacher like this one was pinned into place to fill in the gap, and it became a site of elaborate decoration in its own right.