...or my grommet-setting die started chewing up fabric, ruining two otherwise finished back pieces for these corded stays.
More pictures to come.
Walking Dress, January 1865, Peterson's Magazine
|April 1865, Peterson's|
|July 1865, Peterson's|
|Silk Gauze dress c. 1865 from Kent State Museum|
|Cotton gauze c. 1865-66 from Kent State U. Museum|
|Two sheer dresses, 50s-60s (L) and mid-60s (R), image originally from Kerry Taylor Auctions|
|Dress, ca. 1865 (silk) from the Met|
|Cotton Dress c. 1865, from the Met|
|Dress, cotton, c. 1865, from the Met|
|The highly-sought gum arabic|
|Vanilla cream for the centers|
|Clarified syrup with peel|
|Freezing the mixture|