Winterthur also had some lovely extent clothes and other embroidered pieces on display.
This was a set of 18th century pockets which were *huge*. My hand is in one of the pics for scale.
These are pieces that were once the border of an embroidered petticoat - I want one!
This bag had slits on the side, just like a petticoat would!
This waistcoat was beautiful:
This bedcover was all done in applique - my pic came out a little blurry. Sorry!
Beautiful quilted petticoat:
Some netting at the bottom?
This mantle was FABULOUS:
Nice to know even people in the past left unfinished objects..
18th century men's shirt. This thing was HUGE.
There's a story behind this sampler:
It was done by an 11 year old girl - and they had her portrait next to the sampler. Wait for it...
Ok, here it is:
You cannot convince me this is an 11 year old girl. Surely her parents couldn't afford a portrait and the painter gave them a deal by turning an older portrait of a 35 year old man into their daughter by adding longer hair and a pink dress. She's got a 5 o'clock shadow for pete's sake! And that is not the nose of an 11 year old girl!
Gloria and I had to get back to Maryland, so we parted ways with the other ladies who were going to be having tea elsewhere in Delaware and took a quick look through some one other exhibit before we headed home.
I want this desk!
I want this gown!!
You can kinda see some of the front trim:
Clearly narrow width fabric - the gown was seamed up the center back:
Regency paisley shawls:
Love the red shoes in this painting:
Embroidered needle case:
18th century waistcoat: