Gown

Object number
FIC.2018.022
Date
1800 – 1820
Description
Fine, sheer muslin gown with empire waist and long sleeves. Embroidered with foliate motif and pomegranate-like fruit. Sleeves have slight puff. Dress opens in back and is closed with a twill tape tie sewn to the front waist and acts like a drawstring for the back. Gown shortened by creating two tucks near the hem 2 1/8 in. and 2 in. deep. Tucks covered by later addition of 4 3/4 in. long scalloped trim with eyelet border. Hem trimmed with eyelet. 
Materials
muslin
Object Type
gowns