sarsenet


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a fine soft silk fabric often used for linings

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Sturdy fabrics such as cloth, stuff, calico, and chintz would be most suitable for informal day wear while fine muslins, satin, and sarsenet would be worn for evening or more formal occasions.
Indeed, possessions can take on their own complex emotional lives, as when she considers adding black ribbon to adapt her lilac sarsenet for mourning: "With this addition it will be a very useful gown, happy to go anywhere" (6 March 1814).
In her previous letter to Cassandra, she also speaks of trimming her gown: "I have determined to trim my lilac sarsenet [a fine, smooth material] with black sattin (sic) ribbon.