Dating calico fabric
Originally menswear, by the early 19th century they were popular for women, particularly as motoring coats.Mid-19th century – present Balmoral petticoat – a coloured petticoat, frequently decorated with stripes and sometimes with a built in hoops or crinoline, that was intended to show at the hem of a drawn-up skirt for walking and sportswear in the 1860s and 1870s.1800 onwards Apron dress – the name usually applied to a simple rectangular over-dress, the most common known garment worn by women in Northern Europe during the Migration period and Early Middle Ages.Also called “hängerock”or “pinafore.” Some scholars believe the name used by the wearers was “smokkr”.Astrakhan – the glossy, tightly curled fleece of the fetal or newborn karakul lamb.
Used from at least the 14th century to the present. ______________________________________________________________ Acetate – a manufactured natural fibre of the rayon family, made from cellulose dissolved in an acetate solution. Used mainly for morning attire, cloaks, and linings. 1830s-50s (fabric), Alamode – a thin, plain tabby weave, lustred silk, usually black.Bolton thumb glove – a glove with the glove thumb piece and its quirk are cut in one. – the German name for the glossy, tightly curled fleece of the fetal or newborn karakul lamb, and occasionally that of lambs of other varieties.Bosom friend – a shaped tippet of wool, flannel, or fur, and later a knitted scarf, which kept the chest warm and served as a bust enhancer for less well endowed women. It has a distinctive tight, whorled, loopy surface with its slight sheen. Broadtail – the glossy, tightly curled fleece of the fetal or newborn karakul lamb. Linen was sold unbleached, and higher quality linen would be bleached, which cheaper, coarser linen would be left ‘brown’ and used for undergarments and summer clothes by the poor. Burnous – (also burnoose and bournouse) a full, hooded cloak, often decorated with embroidery and tassels and inspired by the burnous worn as part of the uniform of the Spahi.