Another example of using fabric with a fairly straightforward print to make a lovely gown. I loved it immediately from the first time I saw it. It gives me a feeling of simplicity and softness, despite the requisite ruffly-fluff of the Early Bustle Era. Those layers of organdy must have made a wonderful, swishing sound as she moved.
Robe d’après-midi, vers 1874, en organdi crème imprimé en noir de guirlandes montantes de nèfles. (Afternoon dress, ca. 1874, in cream organdy printed in black with climbing garlands of loquats.)