Jenny La Fleur
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I'm in love! - 1790s

Another one with smocking or maybe gathering... love the colors too! - c1787

love the trim on this one - c1750-1775

How did I get sucked into this website?! Ah!


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isabelladangelo From: isabelladangelo Date: May 8th, 2010 02:15 am (UTC) (link)
I always love looking at the 1790's dress. It's just so...fluffy and pretty and PINK!

The best part about the Met website is you can save what you are looking at and come back to it later to see it again. :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2010 01:02 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, it is a seriously cool frock!

Yeah, the Met is really a great site, easy to search, easy to link and the zoom feature with saving ability is really handy.
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: May 8th, 2010 12:55 pm (UTC) (link)
The pink 1790s was one option I was thinking of for some fabric I got in Houston, I just love that style!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC) (link)
Great minds think alike! :> I'm really getting into the early 1790s... it's so fun!
From: hohenstein Date: May 8th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC) (link)

I've been trolling through the Met site for about the past 2 weeks (it's so huge). If you type in "Brooklyn Museum" as a keyword, you'll get the 3900+ garments they recently added into their database from that museum. I like that they keep adding things into their database.
(I've found that I have to limit my trolling to the time it takes me to drink a large mug of decaf or I spend way too much time there).


I've been doing a bit of Regency dress research for a friend who has a perfect figure for that period, doesn't like heavy corsetry & wants to build a Regency wardrobe. I'm finding resources for her, as she is not very web/computer-savvy. It's a fun computer learning exercise for her to use the sites i point her to for the clothing she wants to look at.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2010 01:04 pm (UTC) (link)
Yeah, I found the Brooklyn pieces in the course of my searches... some very cool things!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: May 10th, 2010 01:20 am (UTC) (link)
That 1790s dress is awesome!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: May 10th, 2010 01:03 pm (UTC) (link)
I KNOW! :>
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