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Written by Mandy N
(8/16/2011 9:44 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, Letter 65: Spotted Muslin., penned by Rachel G
I think another consideration for Jane's restricted purse was the fine muslins of the Regency era did not wash well and often came apart in laundering, or from dyes.
Reference: Jesaaymn's Regency Costume Comapnion. Fashionable Fabrics. L&T FAQs.
Below, a photo of an 1809 muslin dress to show the sheer, drapery fabric of a Regency era cotton muslin dress.
|Detail of a Muslin dress. 1809|
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