So thin it was, so brutal the blow, that it cut into the muslin.

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  • As far as the wrinkling, we have to keep in mind that ladies were not as active as we are now and they didn’t just sit down in their chairs- they would smooth their gown out so that it didn’t crease more than necessary. A long carriage ride must have made a right mess of clothes, though!

    Thank you for the informative post, Vic! The gowns are lovely. All the contemporary magazine articles I find emphasize the importance of muslin in fashion. I must admit I never thought about the wrinkle factor before–and I hate wrinkles!

  • Thank you for the informative post, Vic! The gowns are lovely. All the contemporary magazine articles I find emphasize the importance of muslin in fashion. I must admit I never thought about the wrinkle factor before–and I hate wrinkles!

    Thank you for the informative post, Vic! The gowns are lovely. All the contemporary magazine articles I find emphasize the importance of muslin in fashion. I must admit I never thought about the wrinkle factor before–and I hate wrinkles!

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  • As far as the wrinkling, we have to keep in mind that ladies were not as active as we are now and they didn’t just sit down in their chairs- they would smooth their gown out so that it didn’t crease more than necessary. A long carriage ride must have made a right mess of clothes, though!

Muslin is the material for the traditional wrapped around a .

In the 17th century and until the late 18th century, England imported muslin, a thin cotton material, from India. The British East India Company traded in Indian cotton, silk fabrics, and Dacca (Dhaka or modern-day Bangladesh) muslins. Muslins from Bengal, Bihar and Orissa were also imported. The delicate cloth, which first originated in the Middle East in the 9th century, was perfect for clothing and curtains in hot, arid countries. –