Working on my HSM challenge cap puts my mind on All Things Regency, so this weekend’s selection was an easy choice.
Formal Dress, French, 1800-1805. White cotton gauze on which is a powdering of small floral sprays and a border design composed of vine and a modified Greek fret worked in a chain stitch with fine red and white wool. Center back length: 235 cm (92 1/2 in.). Accession number: 22.665. (Clicking on the link will lead you to the museum site, where you can view a large and expandable view of each photograph. The embroidery detail is fabulous.)