1830 and 1831 Furnishing Fabric, English. Roller-printed cottons. Additional colors are added by a surface roller.
Roller printing on textiles was introduced in the late 18th century and at first used mainly for small-patterned dress fabrics.
By the 1830s, it was highly mechanised and had largely replaced block printing of furnishings.Continue reading →
1836-1840 ca. Printed Cotton Dress, English. Showing the fashion changes that happened after the late Regency Era and during the early Victorian years. Waists had dropped and had become more fitted. Full gathered skirts flowed out from those nipped waist lines, which were often V-shaped.Continue reading →
1835 Corset, English.
Cotton corset reinforced with whalebone and cording, hand-sewnContinue reading →
1830s Women’s Underwear Ensemble. This ensemble illustrates the items of underwear that women wore in the 1830s. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. The shift had been an essential element of underwear for centuries and remained so in the 19th century. At that time it was more politely referred to by its French name, chemise. When the sheer fabrics and rather clinging styles of Neo-classical dress became fashionable in the 1790s, drawers were introduced into the female wardrobe for the sake of modesty. They continued to be worn when 19th century dresses evolved into more substantial styles. 1835 Corset, English. Cotton, reinforced with whalebone and cording, hand-sewn. The corset is lightly boned and reinforced with cording. There is a long narrow pocket in the front for the busk, a wide piece of wood or ivory, which kept the corset stiff and flat in front. via Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK. Given by Mrs Elizabeth Norton … Continue reading →