Roller Prints and Padded Hems: American Fashions of the 1820s and 30s

Early nineteenth century, the dawn of the industrial age. As society adapts to the new pace of life, fashion is adapting too. Come learn about the lush and sometimes ridiculous fashions of the 1820s ad 30s, when the trim was dense and the trends were large!

Nancy McCarthy is a historian, costumer, and seamstress from Arlington. She has been researching and recreating textile culture and women’s daily life of early America since 2011.

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