Diary of a Mantua Maker: Jackets: Short gown. It's very simple, being a singular piece and unlined. There are facings on the sleeves to allow them to fold back. The center front laps over and pins shut. Edges are simply rolled to be finished. This is my lightest garment, made out of complete necessity for a Virginia summer.
working woman's outfit. Note the shorter petticoat
Le costume des Filles du Roy (5e partie) - Quand s'habiller devient une histoire...
bum pad for 1770s and 1780s skirt shaping
Tenue quotidienne d'une femme du commun en France et en Nouvelle-France dans les années 1660
Reconstructing History -- site with historically accurate sewing patterns for various periods in history! (Elizabethan Common Woman | Kirtle | Overgown)
Ensemble de robe de Renaissance Lucrezia Borgia femme, 15ème-16ème siècle
Robe de femme italienne Renaissance mis 15ème-16ème par RoyalTailor
Diary of a Mantua Maker: Jackets Bedgown The back has a very deep box pleat that opens at the waist. I'm still struggling on how to make the collar part of the main garment and get it to lay correctly. The longer you cut the collar in back, the further down you're cutting into the back neckline. The modern patterns fix this with an added collar piece, but I wanted to see if I could follow the instructions exactly. It works, but pulls a little funny. Would probably fit a woman with 18th…