Button Detail and Leaf Pattern Soutache of ribbed silk visiting dress with pelerine, c. 1865, buttons are decorative -- there is a front hook & eye closure, glazed cotton lining; bust: 32"; waist: 28", skirt length: 46",

Detail of a Polly gown. Button Detail and Leaf Pattern Soutache of ribbed silk visiting dress with pelerine, c. buttons are decorative -- there is a front hook & eye closure, glazed cotton lining;

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The closures on the fabulous wool suit are really neat-o frogs. I want to keep to the spirit of this outfit as closely as I can, so I nee.

A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid - Threads.  Interesting technique--stitches through one end so the braid stands up on end.  Also, it shows that a wispy and insubstantial garment can still be embellished with a sturdier trim, and look harmonious.

A Vintage Blouse Embellished with Soutache Braid

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