The Ramparts, Walmer Castle
(Please click on the picture for a detailed view. I like the background scenery in this painting.)
A few years ago I posted some sewing inspired by paintings of the Victorian era, (Painting-inspired dressing and painting-inspired sewing) and I am looking again at paintings to get ideas of the fabrics and designs. Click on the pictures and get a closer view of the lovely fabrics, the ruffles, the trims, and also have a look at the hair styles. If you will click on the link and go to the painting, clicking it on again and then using the magnifier, it shows a pretty good up-close idea of what the ruffles and tucks and fabrics look like.
(click on the picture for a closer view and then use the magnifer)
(and another scenic background)
(Click on the picture for a larger view.)
The fabric of this dress looks exactly like some that is sold in fabric stores today.