Embroidery on linen was a popular pastime for both men and women in the upper classes and the patterns were often chosen to resemble silk fabric. Dress à la polonaise, outer fabric embroidered linen, lining linen, KM Photo Pernilla Rasmussen
A never before seen dress made for and worn by Queen Victoria is now on display in the Victoria Revealed exhibition at Kensington Palace. The cream silk satin dress, with intricate embroidery, was given to the young Queen in the by the wife of.
Ch 'Completing her toilette, Jane dragged her pelisse over a long-sleeved sprigged muslin, complete with a chemisette that did up to the throat.' This pic - Romantic History: A Regency Chemisette for Vernet