1857 April 21 Be it known that I, ALEXANDER DOUGLAS, of the city and county of New York, in the State of New York, have invented a new and Improved Bustle...
Net dresses were very fashionable and their popularity was spurred by new inventions. The development of machine-made net in the late 18th and early 19th centuries meant that gauzy lace effects were increasingly affordable either as trimmings or garments. The bobbin-net machine was patented by the Englishman John Heathcoat in 1808 and produced a superior net identical to the twist-net grounds of hand-made bobbin lace.
Sculptural Knitwear Design - knitted dress with tiered shape; 3D fashion // Sandra Backlund
necklace ~with large metal pendant
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Parchment Books became old fashioned with the invention of the printing press. Old books were recycled into lining of garments as is seen here. Dating 1375-1400.
Always keep those "girls" covered! : how to sew a waist stay, step by step directions with photos.
Ultra Lite Beehive Kiln - a tabletop kiln for PMC 3, PMC Plus & Art Clay Silver fine silver clays. Can also be used for working with granulation & keum boo, & enameling techniques, as well as small glass fusion projects.