Dressing Up Info

 
Welcome! 1840s Photos of Garments
1840 WC Needlepoint
1840WCneedlepoint
 

 

This 1840s waistcoat is made of needlepoint fabric; needlepoint is a kind of very close embroidery where the raised stitches cover the entire fabric and give it thickness and weight. Note the position of the lapels relative to other eras.

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