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1857 Mathilde Fibiger - mulmul - Lavandel

1857 Mathilde Fibiger - mulmul - Lavandel

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Inspiration for this design I have found from a sample book in Cooper Hewitt Museum collections.

The absolut fabric choice to create the real 1857 look is Light Weight Cotton Mul-Mul.
The width of the fabric is 125 cm.

You need to oder about 12 meters to create a dress. 

The Fabric will be printed lengthwise so that both long edges can be used and the fabric is not cut too meny times.

Mathilde Fibiger, born in 1830 was the first major figure in the foreground of the Danish women's movement. Mathile Fibiger, the youngest of a group of nine children, was beautiful and talented but also nervous and penniless. She was strongly gripped by the national and political rapture during the war with Germany and at the fall of the monarchy in 1848. As governess on Lolland, she wrote the epistolary novel Clara Raphael, in 1851, which for the first time in Danish proclaimed "Ladies' Emancipation" and which gave rise to a violent public debate, the Clara Raphael feud. She further contributed to it through the plays Hvad er Emancipation? and A Visit.

She lived in very poor conditions as a writer, teacher, seamstress, porcelain painter and translator in Copenhagen and in vicarages in the countryside. In the novels En Skizze after real life, 1853, and Minona, 1854, she further develops the theme of emancipation. Her heroines do not want to be supported but instead change the world based on their own moral view and philosophy. In Minona, it is society's "foundation", the incest taboo, that is under attack. As she never achieved any success, she gave up writing and trained as a telegraph operator in 1863. She became the first female civil servant and felt that she was now in practice working for the women's cause that she had written about in her youth. She joined the Danish Women's Association when it was formed in 1871.

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We use only high quality cotton or silk from authorised producers and we produce only by demand. There is no overstocks of any fabrics with negative environmental impact. For our customers, purchase with clear conscience from us.

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The Fabrics are sold per meter or multiple of meter.
1 meter - 1,09 YRDs

Please see the fabric types on main menu for full Fabric info.
The width of the fabrics:

  • Cotton Satin :156 cm
  • Cotton Voile 140 cm
  • Cotton Cretonne: 147 cm
  • Cotton Poplin: 140 cm
  • Cotton Linen 137cm
  • Cotton Panama 147 cm
  • Cotton Gabardine 147 cm 
  • Cotton Mul Mul 125 cm 
  • Silk Chiffon 140 cm
  • Silk Dupion 140 cm
  • Silk Satin 140 cm

Care Instructions

We recommend gentle machine wash at 30 - 40 degrees along with mild environmental friendly detergent with out bleach.

Grandma's Laundry Tricks:
  • Do not Brush, Rub or Scrub the printed fabrics too hard to avoid damage to print quality.
  • Wash with similar colours to avoid staining or tint.
  • Please do not overuse the centrifuge, it only wrinkles the fabric.
  • Please do not overuse the dryer or use extrem heat, this only tears the fibres apart.
  • A dehumidifier is a great invention to dry the fabrics and clothes.
  • Dry the fabrics outdoors, if possible, but not under direct sunlight.
  • Environmentally awareness and the durability of clothing go hand in hand.
  • Do You really need to use the fabric softener or is white vinegar good enough?

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