|Fashion plate found at The Costumer's Manifesto|
|Portrait of M. Obleuhova by Vasiliy Pukirev, 1855|
The second outfit is partially inspired by this painting by Lilly Martin Spencer.
|Peeling Onions, ca. 1852. Lilly Martin Spencer.|
|Afternoon dress ca. 1845 via The Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art|
|Woman's Dress, c. 1840 from the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Made in the USA|
The sleeves of this new dress will be cropped off about where the over-sleeve stops on this one. I fully believe short sleeves could have been worn, besides there is no point in having a bunch of excess fabric pushed up on my arms since I intend to roll up my sleeves anyway. I'll be using a rather "loud" paisley print fabric on a white background. This dress helped in easing my fears about it looking too busy.
|Woman’s Two-piece Dress, circa 1855 from the LACMA|