Regency dress in colours ... and patterns
Posted by Tilde on December 08, 1997 at 14:14:21:
In response to 1810/1811 dress colors, written by Linda Ann on December 08, 1997 at 11:46:47
Thank you for your post. It was very informative.
I do have one (very good) picture at home of two not-too-fine (but beautiful all the same) dresses in colour from ca. 1810 (young girl and young woman). I can - if you want it - scan them and send them to you in an e-mail attachment. They are at the National Museum in Denmark and are "very rare" since - as you say - most of the surviving dresses are white.
Unfortunately I don't have a web-site, so I can't send the picture to the list (unless someone wants to give them space on their web-page). The same is the case with a number of patterns of mens wear from the same period (a set that was at the coronation of Napoleon; pantalons, breeches, coats). The National Museum of Denmark has quite a nice collection of clothes, and most of them are measured and patterns have been drawn of them. My guess (but I don't know) is, that it is possible to obtain those patterns.
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