White woven striped cotton gown, ca. 1808. U of Washington. CF bodice opening, high neckline gathered into a collar band/ruff. Smooth waist, ruffle down CF. Very tiny CB piece, regular SB. Puffed upper sleeve; very fitted and shaped lower sleeve. Rectangular back skirt, tiny concave waist, pleated to fit. Shaped CF and SF skirt pieces, drop-front, with edge ties to meet at back waist.
c1775 stays: English, cotton and 162 pieces of whalebone, back lacing with center front sewn together. | c1760 panniers: English, four tiers of rattan hoops covered with striped linen. Lent by Martin Kamer. | 18th century shoes: wool canvaswork, high heels. Lent by the Brooklyn Museum. | From the catalog "Revolution in Fashion", Kyoto Costume Institute