1800-1810 Dress and Underdress, Winterthur Museum

This lovely piece was displayed in the main textile gallery when I visited the Winterthur Museum in November of last year. There are lots of nice details to look at: the cording in the neckline, the flounces on the hem, and the cuff treatment of the sleeves. It is great to see that the underdress has survived as well.

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Think Pink at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

During our trip to PAX East I took some time out to see the Think Pink exhibition at the MFA. This is a neat little (one-room) show focusing on the use of pink in fashion through time, with pieces from the 18th century to the present. It runs through May 26, 2014, and I highly recommend a visit. It is included in general admission to the MFA, one of my favorite art museums of all time.

I had to leave the camera with Mike at PAX, so I only have so-so pictures from my phone. But I assure you, the pieces are much more stunning in person.
MFA Boston 2014

Sewing case with pin cushion, 1790
MFA Boston 2014

Doll dress, 1750-1790
MFA Boston 2014

Stomacher, 1700-1730
MFA Boston 2014

Man’s formal suit, 1770-1780
MFA Boston 2014

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MFA Boston 2014

Child’s dress, about 1825
MFA Boston 2014

Dress, about 1830 (I want to make something based on this one!)
MFA Boston 2014

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MFA Boston 2014

Dress of pina cloth, 1868-1870
MFA Boston 2014

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MFA Boston 2014

Evening dress, about 1825
MFA Boston 2014

Woman’s gloves, about 1830
MFA Boston 2014